SmokingRubber wrote:Until I can charge my battery in 15 minutes, I have to stick with my ICE car on trips.
This is certainly your prerogative, and I'm not arguing with that. On the other end of the spectrum, if DCQCs were as common as gas stations, I would give up my ICE car today. I simply don't want the continued expenses, mess, or affiliation with Big Oil. To each his own.
If DCFCers were as common as gas stations, that would affect my opinion. Right now, chargers are not as frequent so not only do I have to spend more time filling up, I also have to drive way out of my way to find a charger.
If infrastructure for the Bolt was on par with Tesla, there's no doubt I'd be a traveling man. In reality though, my Bolt's infrastructure is suited well for commuting. I personally don't travel too often (approx once a month do a 500 mile RT), so while I'd LOVE to have more DCFCers available, I probably wouldn't use them often in the Bolt.
We use my wife's daily driver ('16 Mazda CX5) for travelling, but when it's time to replace it, it's going to be an electric vehicle. No idea which EV right now, but definitely an EV. I imagine the infrastructure and charging speed will both improve between now and then so it's very likely that car will also be our traveler. That's probably 3 or 4 years out though.