This is with a Leaf. tl;dr taking his Leaf instead of his Prius doubled his trip time because of the charging stops. 1,000-mile Nissan Leaf electric-car road trip in the Northeast: are we there yet? Tier-1 problems: They all charge too slowly. 50kw is not even close enough. Battery size matters... Which reinforces the above point. Tier-2 problems: Chargers are often broken, or non-functional: yes, that will happen since you have multiple third-parties involved in each implementation. Tesla cannot allow such a situation, since its name is on the chargers, and the cars using them. Dealing with multiple charging networks, and their rate plans is a pain. "Once we have both 200-mile electric cars and a large, reliable, network of 100-kw-plus DC quick charging sites along highway rest stops, we'll really be there. At the moment, we are not there yet. Unless, of course, you're lucky enough to have a Tesla badge on your car—and you are already enjoying those benefits." Yup, exactly. We cannot do this outside of Tesla-land right now. And Chevy's decision to not work on the charging network shortcomings clearly highlights the fact that the Bolt will be what I call an "EV for the range anxious commuter". Nothing against the Bolt per se, as competition can only help this market. But I would not get one if I planned to ever take a road trip beyond its real-world, single charge range. You can do it, but you will make way more concessions to your choice of transportation than we have to with a Tesla. Overall, a good article, but not forceful enough on the charging speed challenge (which will require an overhaul of already expensive stations).