Bring up the topic of electric cars and the conversation will soon drift to the issue of range.

It's understandable because we've all been conditioned to think that anything below 250 miles is insufficient.
But that's gasoline talking. EVs are fundamentally different, as our Electric Car Comparison Test shows. You plug them in at home and charge them overnight while you're asleep, waking up with a full "tank" every morning instead of making a weekly detour on the way to work, where you grit your teeth as you watch the dollars rack up on the pump. Your second car is the one you take on that trip upstate, that jaunt across the desert to Las Vegas.
Still, range does matter. The more there is, the farther you can live from work and the more unplanned side trips you can take on the way. We totally get that.

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