Originally Posted by medford
One question, is there a portable battery charger available? The obvious big scare would be running out of power 5-10 miles from home b/c you got stuck in an unexected traffic jam. If there was a charger that you could "plug" in for 25 minutes to get you the last 5 to 10 minutes or to a site where you could plug it in for longer, would increase the appeal. I have no idea how big that charger would have to be though.
The power cord that comes with the car (Level 1 120V) is portable, so you could plug it in anywhere but it's so slow that you'd have to be desperate.
The fact is that 95% of your trips are doing something you've done before, or closer. When you first get the car you watch the miles remaining like a Hawk, but after a while you know what you can do, and it almost becomes a non-factor.