A few people, myself and the CEO of VW included, have been saying that shorter range EVs will be more popular in the years ahead. They just make more sense. Most people drive fewer than 40 miles per day. That’s trivial to charge overnight in your driveway using ordinary household current. The cars are cheaper and lighter weight too, which makes them more efficient. yada yada yada…
Apparently, Tesla is trying out the market for short range cars now too — [https://electrek.co/2021/04/09/tesla-starts-advertising-model-3-93-miles-range-website-canada/](https://electrek.co/2021/04/09/tesla-starts-advertising-model-3-93-miles-range-website-canada/)
The article makes it sound like the govt. of Canada is pushing them into it. We’ll see. Long range is essential for only a handful of use-cases. Otherwise it’s like a jacked-up pickup truck–why do you need all that range (and weight, and cost) for a soccer-mom kind of car that never goes more than 50 miles in a day?
(Regarding the cost, according to this book you can convert a classic sports car to EV with *more* than 100 miles of range for *less* than $20,000. Sounds like a better deal to me! — [https://www.amazon.com/Convert-step-step-converting-electric/dp/1946767034](https://www.amazon.com/Convert-step-step-converting-electric/dp/1946767034) )