They didn't know any better and they also made a wrong turn. Been there done that...
Wow! After watching that I don't think I could ever live with an EV.
Oh, wait, we have two Model 3's and have none of those issues! They are using a previous generation city car with the aerodynamics of a brick to travel on fast freeways. It looks like they rented an inappropriate car just to make a negative video of what it's like to live with an EV.
I don't know. That wasn't the feeling I got from watchng the video. Without re-watching it and pointing out the specifics all I can say is there were a number of comments early in the trip that made me think they were already planning on being dissappointed. The started their trip without a full charge due to using 120V charging overnight. They made a big deal about how low powered it was too. Also, the video of the first charging stop was comical. The leader of the gang looked pretty funny acting overly confused as he first selected the wrong charge cable, then look really frazzled as if he didn't know how to insert it. It looked more like bad acting than any real confusion. Like he was trying to get point across that plugging in is a confusing and difficult thing.
My impression was that somebody in the company (who probably didn't go on the trip) concieved of renting an EV (city car) as a way to present EV's to the motoring public as not ready for prime time and then presented the idea to the driver who agreed to do it. Pretty disgraceful.
it ends on a optimistic note. I think what the viewer will retain is EV used to be unpractical but now it is getting a lot better unless of course you live in central Canada...:-(
It does end on an optimistic note. Yet the overall feeling the viewer is left with is that they wouldn't want the inconvenience of an EV. A viewer without EV experience (probably over 95% of all viewers) wouldn't understand that, in most ways, EV's are more convenient than ICE cars, particularly if they had picked the right tool for the job.
Which raises the question, since they were renting a car for a road trip to a car show, why did they rent the car they did? It's pretty obvious.
If only there were an information medium that allowed people to bypass traditional visual and print media.