I’ve read that GM intends to make all electric vehicles by 2035. And I recently read an article describing the need to recharge during a relatively short (~200mi) drive. The driver required 1 recharge of (IIRC) approx 20 mins.
I’ve read about people planning trips around the availability of charging stations. What is expected to be involved in long-distance travel w/ all electric vehicles when they are more common/the norm? Will charging stations be as common as gas stations? Will they have many more ports than pumps to prevent long waits?
Today, if I drive 1000mi starting w/ a full tank, I may need to stop 2-3x for gas/restroom - maybe 10 min each Maybe a couple more restroom breaks. Total 30-40 mins.
If I need to recharge for 20 mins every 200 miles, that would add 80 min.
I’m not trying to get into an argument about gas v electric, just trying to envision the logistics. Will we just become accustomed to distance travel becoming a more “leisurely” process? Or is it expected that some battery breakthroughs will drastically increase range and reduce charging time?