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    Posted: 10 Sep 2023 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by StephenH

It is a pretty sure guess that they were not on a cross-country trip.

I'm pretty sure you're right. One thing my wife noticed is that they were both women traveling alone. She has also noticed that most EVs she sees, are driven by women. Long ago, Toyota and Honda realized success by marketing the reliability of their cars to women. I wonder EV makers are doing the same. While men are busy arguing whether V8s are better than boosted V6s for towing, women are quietly insuring the success of EVs.
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Originally posted by StephenH

What happens when demand for electricity exceeds supply? How is EV charging going to be prioritized if power is needed for critical infrastructure? I would not mind a small EV for in and around town driving, but no way I would be taking one on a long trip. Since we don't have a garage and my wife does not drive, it makes no sense for us to have multiple vehicles so we have the one that works for us. 
Short term, you may have a point. However, In California now about 22% of all new cars are EVs. Because of cheaper solar and wind power, we now frequently have a surplus of electricity depending on sun and wind (despite the large number of EVs). Storage is going to be key going forward. You also might notice that the latest iteration of the Model 3 (long range) will go ~~ 420 miles on a charge.
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