California’s ambitious target is a million zero-emission cars; along the way some charging issues need to be sorted out
A freeway in California, late afternoon rush hour. Most of the traffic is doing 65mph; I’m in a new electric VW eGolf at the end of a long drive and the dashboard tells me I have zero miles of range left. Zero miles. I’m just one week into electric car ownership and already mischievously seeing how far I can push it – and in a few more miles that may be literal.
The car kicks into emergency mode, the ominous glowing tortoise of doom appears on the dash and the car slows to 25mph. I crawl off at the next junction.
Source: Guardian Environment