I personally don't know anyone with an EV. I go days driving without seeing one on the road. Why is that? If you have an EV, how do you like it?
I drive what I drive but I work in the automotive world and when I asked when we might be going just a little green, the entire room gasped.
To say I live a dual life would be correct. I do as the Roman's do for money, but think I'm helping to kill the planet 50 hours a week.
(We do have an electric SUV coming in 2022. Oddly, the plant is 100% reusable. Meaning nothing is considered waste to just be dumped, all waste is recycled. We even have a pond where employees/families can fish and enjoy nature not normally found in our geographic location. Pretty odd in light of the hesitancy for electric vehicles.)
There are a bunch of EVs at my work, and you can't really ever be around someone for more than 2.5 minutes who owns a Tesla without them taking about how they own a Tesla.
Maybe I could replace my daily driver with an EV, but I'll never be able to afford to replace my fun car with an electric version. 600hp EVs are probably hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I drive a Prius hybrid and before that I drove a Ford Escape hybrid. The Ford was a 2007 and it now has 230,000 miles on it without any major problems. My friend that bought it just returned from a trip to Portland Oregon, then back to Florida and then back to Oklahoma. That means I can't actually participate in your survey.
Biden is using his infrastructure Bill to install thousands of hybrid charging stations.
I have a friend who's been driving a Volt since the year they came out and continually brags about the fact that she uses it for her local commute and never buys gas. My granddaughter got an Ionic for graduation which is a plug-in hybrid with a 30 mi range. I have coffee every morning with a couple that have a plug-in Prius which they love.
I have 2 friends who already have a Tesla and they love it. Both of them have taken road trips in their vehicle. One is Norwegian and one is an Oklahoman. When I was in Norway you could charge your electric vehicle free when you went to the grocery store and malls because of free EV charging stations. I'm sure our society will never provide free charging though. If I could afford an all electric vehicle I would definitely buy one tomorrow even though I live in a less populated state.
My friend who drives the Tesla locally and took a road trip gets location information for charging stations on his Tesla car screen. He said that usually went to eat while their car was charging. I'm pretty sure they probably were not able to eat at little Mom and Pop stores but that would be the only downside I can think of while traveling. Both of them are quite fit so perhaps they did walk from the charging station to a local diner.
The biggest downside I can see to EV vehicles is the fact that they don't make noise and therefore some animals will not realize they are approaching.
Actually I'm from me age group that probably needs to look at a self-driving car so I won't run over somebody. I'm also in the income group that can probably never afford one.
The technology for electric needs to be improved and that will happen with more electric vehicles being in demand. More electric cars are being planned and manufactured- the Ford F series, the top selling truck in America, will be available in 2022. As far as long distances, our government needs to get off its ass and fund high speed rail in this country.
I'm not sure that I'd know an electric vehicle if I saw one...and is that the same as a hybrid vehicle? I do see a lot of hybrids on the road (or, at least, I see a lot of cars with the word "hybrid" printed on the back... I guess they could be lying, but that seems unlikely.)
I've considered getting a hybrid, when the time comes for a new car.