I have often read articles discussing electric cars that contain a lot of concern about the range. I think these concerns are significantly overblown as most of our travels are close to home.
I have a few regular excursions where my trip is around 100 miles round trip including today. This morning, I had the unfortunate circumstance of being stuck behind a big accident. A jack-knifed big rig blocked three of the five lanes of a local bridge. Even during the low traffic of a Sunday morning, this accident increased my trip by a full hour. I think a part of the delay was also the unusual location of the accident right where the five lanes came together from three different locations.
I had a choice to turn around and take another bridge. But I was guessing the other bridge was around 20 miles away… would the electric car make it that far, to my destination, and the two small side trips on my way home???
I decided to wait in traffic, and when I got home I was glad I did. My battery was very low, and just as I drove into my driveway I got the notice that my battery was nearly empty. Looking in detail at the map, I calculated that avoiding the traffic by taking the second bridge would have added around 50 extra miles to my trip, and probably running my battery out of juice.
The limited range of my Tesla did not let me turn around to take a very long detour.