Indeed, the "range obsessed" media just do not get it. Don't forget that they are also acceleration obsessed. They could help to focus on the "real world" if they thought back to the time before combustion engines. The well known phrase, horses for courses, recognised that there were different demands and different solutions for horsepower. So, in the "real world", the average UK car journey is 8.4 miles and 80% of cars rarely travel further than 40 miles. The vast majority of two car families and many one car families can utilise a small range car very successfully. Time the average motorist (who buys and maintains the cars and pays for the fuel) setting off from start and they typically take 6 seconds to reach 30 mph. I read one article in which the author wondered if the MX-30 was fast enough to keep up with traffic! Finally, I am well used to this debate, often with people who have travelled just a few miles to be there, and remind them that I do not need to take a tonne of batteries to the golf club. And I am not demeaning those who like to push our lovely little cars to the limit and travel long distances using public chargers. That is just not for me and if I wish to travel to Scotland then I will be powered by petrol engine.