An employee of mine had their car viciously damaged in a theft in Prince George's County, Maryland. All of the windows on the passenger side were broken and the passenger side mirror was destroyed. An EZ-Pass was stolen. The repair is taking weeks. The owner decided to rent a car for the duration.
A Manager's Special was much less expensive than normal prices. The Manager's Special was a Volvo C40 Recharge, a totally battery driven vehicle. The EPA rates it as having a full charge range of about 226 miles. The car reports its own range at 100% as being 185 miles, perhaps based on its actual history of use. Reviews say it has a quick recharge.
The employee drove the vehicle to work, a distance of 16.2 miles. The outside temperature was in the low 40s Fahrenheit. This used 11% of the battery charge, implying that the 100% range was 147 miles. The user recharged the battery at home using a regular 120V outlet and a heavy-duty 25 foot power cord. In 13 hours of charging time, the C40 Recharge battery charge increased 21% or 1.6% per hour. This is a bit short of allowing the user to drive to work and return, with no stops at the grocery store or other diversions from the shortest route.
A grocery store near work has two recharging stations that are rated to provide recharging power of about 8 KW, though people report that the rate is more like 6 to 7 KW. This compares very favorably with the home recharging rate of 0.0763 KW, assuming the long extension cord is not dropping that rate of charge further. Nonetheless, the grocery store recharging station is often not available and using it still means sitting there for about 35 minutes to charge the batteries from 0 to 100%, when the station is actually at 8 KW.
I have many, many better ways to spend my time than dealing with the recharging issues of an electric vehicle. These vehicles are in no way desirable and any government that wants to force me to waste my time on their idiot idea that these vehicles are to be mandated will earn nothing short of my hatred. Of course, anyone who wants to drive such vehicles is welcome to do so, but I see no reason for governments to subsidize their use.