AAre we there yet? Like one of those long car journeys, the electric future seems tantalizingly close, but there’s still a long way to go. Of all vehicles on the road, only 1 percent are battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) according to industry figures. Whisper it: There are those who think the government will have to reconsider its proposed 2030 ban on new combustion cars.
The thing that still keeps people from switching to battery power is convenience. A splash-and-dash stop at a gas station puts enough gasoline or diesel in your tank to cover 600 miles or more. Most electric cars can only handle half that range, or less, on a full charge. And when they’re gone, it’s a long wait at a