The Tesla vs. Broder tiff
How is it that a story about Tesla's Supercharger network has morphed into one about whether electric cars are ready for the mass market?
One thing seems to have gone missing in the tiff between New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla, which is that from what I understand Broder wanted to test the Supercharger network. Makes sense since he's an energy correspondent and not an auto reviewer. How is it then that the story has morphed into one debating the merits of whether electric cars are ready for the mass market?
Are electric motor vehicles ready for long haul driving? No, not yet. Are they ready for around town driving where the vehicle can be refueled every 2-3 days? The kind of driving that is the reason many of us owning a second, or sometimes third, vehicle. Absolutely. Seems mass market to me.
The other misnomer about this issue is that almost everyone, already, has a 110v refueling station in their garage.