..Interesting to hear that the biggest problem he sees is with the charging network. And that is what I have thought all along will be the biggest issue with EV's . ..The government needs to cancel HS2 and plough that 100 billion pounds into sorting out infrastructure...
Not sure how much of an issue the charging network is really going to be as it is continuing to improve. For most people, the range is going to be absolutely fine for the vast majority of journeys they do providing they are able to charge at home (although not everybody can). For those journeys that require more charge, the fast charging is what counts here. If you can add 60 miles range in 5 mins, that could be all you need to complete a long distance journey or round trip. The mentality of "filling up" needs to change, just splash and dash and then fully charge at the destination or back at home. If the chargers aren't all hogged by people waiting for the battery to get to 100% then 5 or 10 mins charging should be enough for most.
100% agree about HS2 though, it would be much better to improve the charging infrastructure which will also include investment in the grid and clean energy. With wider acceptance of home working now and more video conferencing, who needs to be travelling to and from London by train on HS2? Surely it is a very small minority that are going to benefit from it.
One final thing I really do like about the e-tron GT and it's sister car, the Taycan, is the focus on the design and quality. All reviews seem to really rate the interior quality and design features and overall build quality equal to ICE cars at the same price point so you aren't just paying for a drive train and autonomous driving technology with a cheap body shell and tacky interior. I don't buy into the self drive features as they stand at the moment. All's well until they decide the driver needs to take over and at 70mph on a motorway the time to regain situational awareness will likely mean an accident occurs whilst the computer records that the "driver was in control".