Imagine if our ICE vehicles' fuel gauges read in miles left. People would be going nuts
They do. Every car I've had in the last 15+ years has had a "xxx miles to empty" indicator. I haven't looked at a gas gauge in decades; they're flat-out stupid. Just like battery % - that's not how highway signs are measured.
"Ocean City is 70 miles away; can I get there?" Using a percentage gauge - whether it's gas or electric - is an anachronism from a time when we didn't have anything better than a tank float and a needle. We do, we have for decades, and it's time to put that BS out to pasture.