The beginning of the end? Range anxiety of gas cars in the city. Gas stations disappearing across Massachusetts - The Boston Globe "land has become so valuable that it has enticed many station owners to sell." "Appealing because the profit margins of selling fuel tend to be slim." “You don’t make a lot of money selling gas,” "Stations make most of their profit today not by selling gas, but by selling other products on site, like coffee and snacks in a convenience store." “He was waiting until he had a delivery over in that direction [near the Charlestown gas station] but he ended up running out of gas first.” It is easy to see a snowball effect ready to happen. * The selling gas business already sucks. * It is only really used to attract customers. * Electricity is easier and cheaper and thus businesses (as they have been) will use it to attract customers. * Charging produces more time at the location, thus capturing the customer longer activities - for lunch, shopping, dinner. * Electricity is everywhere. No tanks. Mess. Every business will have a charging station. * As electric cars gain market share, chargers will expand, be more visible, producing more electric cars. "Gas stations" barely make financial sense now, and with the coming little push from EVs, well... “And what makes sense for pretty much everyone is to take the money and run.” When gas goes down, it will be quick.