To be fair producing electricity isn't zero emissions. There will be an impact what ever is used. More folks may feel better regarding HFC as the range anxiety is largely gone. HFC is much less an impact to what we currently have but not as good as EV with regards to impact in some countries.
Another thought passed through my tiny brain......
Range anxiety. It's really just about the unknown.
I've been driving my EV for just under 4 months now. I've driven north to Rawene a few times and one of those was a leg around SH12 and up, up, UP through the Waipoua Forest Park (saw Tane Mahuta!) and down to Dargaville and back to Auckland.....on the same day.
Saturday I went to Rawene and back again. Today I drove to Rotorua and back. Yep, it's quicker to just go to WEL at Te Rapa for a quick charge (um....45 mins, really, as it's a long leg with a big hill) and then go in one more hop via Tirau and up and over the Mamaku Hills. I've done both ways now, to and from Rotorua that way.
Shorter legs could be had via Thames, then Tauranga....to Rotorua.
I know what my car can do and I know what I can do as a driver to make that work as well as possible without being silly.
The new fast chargers mean someone living in Taupo could jump in their 24kw Gen2 LEAF early in the morning and get to Kaitaia in about 5 legs (actually - make that 6 legs), 4 of the 5 charging stops being only about 20 minutes....or make a fifth stop and make then all 20 minutes. Yep...that's about 100 minutes of stopping in what will probably be an 8 hour drive. More than a petrol car unless you have a weak bladder.
But no range anxiety. You WILL get there. :-)