Why Is It So Hard to Buy an Electric Vehicle?
Test-driving the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV through the winding roads of Napa Valley, I couldn’t shake the sense that I was being set up for heartbreak.
For folks trained on combustion cars, trying out an all-electric vehicle can feel like taking a very fast, road-ready toy for a spin. Press the ignition button, and the car turns on without the telltale rumble of an engine bursting into action. Step on the gas, and the high-torque jolt of speed is surprisingly sudden. The untold story of the electric car revolution: These things are simply fun to drive.