One of the first questions people usually ask about electric cars is "How far does it go?" The question is good and natural, but betrays a perspective completely of the gasoline world. For instance this would usually not be a question you would ask about an internal combustion car even though they too have a finite range. "In my gas car I will drive 300 or 400 miles and then I will be at a gas station where I will refill and move on." It took us decades to get so cavalier about a process with many, many moving parts. If you were around like I was in the 1970s you know that gas is not always easy to find. The same holds for disaster areas like post-Katrina gulf states and post-tsunami Japan where electric vehicles were *very* popular. True gasoline is energy dense and will push a car farther than batteries currently will, but then you have to find a gas station. With electric vehicles you only need a plug. Any plug. The fancy 240V chargers like we have in our garage are better and the 15-minute recharge stations are even better, but these are strictly for convenience. There are a couple dozen gas stations in my town. There are millions of wall sockets. Which one of us should be anxious? Imagine this going the other way around and electric cars are the norm and we are going to gasoline. "You mean I can't refill in my garage? I have to go to a special place? What if they are closed? What if they run out of fuel? What if I'm low on gas and not near one of these special places? How do I know they won't arbitrarily raise prices whenever they feel like it? What do you mean most of it has to be brought to the US in ships?!"
Mainstream electric cars are new and different and will take some getting used to. It doesn't take too much effort, however, to see the electric car advantages vastly outweigh the disadvantages and are much better suited to the ways most people actually use their cars most of the time.