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 a lot of us have a second, or sometimes third, vehicle for. Absolutely. Seems pretty mass market to me.

The other misnomer about this issue is that everyone, right now, has a 110v refueling station in their garage.