We just bought a Volvo XC 70 D5.
I flew up to Auckland to get it. I drove back to home, about 800km, and still had enough left for another 360km.
No, I won't be buying a battery car any time soon.
When they get to 1000km range and 3 minute charging, I will look again.
I can understand that thinking if you do a daily 1000km commute.
But having to stop for 30 minutes every 3-4 hours is less than you're supposed to do for road safety....and it would only be 5 times a year on the handful of longer trips.
Hardly an excuse to screw up your kids (and everyone else') future by being SO UNWILLING to reduce your CO2 emissions.
A lot of people just don't understand how serious this is already.
It's understandable......the damage being done now will be felt most in 20 years. That's just too abstract for most people. Some people even still smoke cigarettes....than they are well known to lead to painful, scary rotting death.
Probably the best example is the tsunami in Japan in 2011. Despite being taught all their lives to head for the hills after a big quake....and then txt messages....and sirens.....a lot of people died anyway.
The people in these cars just didn't understand the danger was minutes way.....and for climate change? Years or decades....but just as certain. But it won't be you. It will be your kids and theirs.