Reminds me of the Verge's botched computer build (youtu.be/M-2Scfj4FZk); both have super high production quality, but the people on camera are either clueless or very poor planners. Hate to see it.
Nora Naughton's segment with the Bolt seemed especially staged - she was driving through Michigan, where there are plenty of L3 chargers, but she ultimately spent 11 hours driving and 19 hours charging on a mere ~600 mile road trip. That puts her average charge speed at about 8 kW, barely more than L2. It would have been less than 3 full charges if she did it right.
The scene with her daughter freezing while charging on 120V is going to scare a lot of people away from EVs.
The rest of the issues the drivers and commenters had were 100% user error. Burning up 160 miles of range in 80 miles by going too fast? Hitting turtle too often? Missing your kid's Halloween trick-or-treat because you didn't use a real map to find a charger? Not the car's fault.
If you imagine that ICE drivers are used to a car with a preposterously large battery, everything begins to make more sense. A 13-20 gallon gas tank and a 33% efficient motor adds up to about 140-220 kWh of available energy per fill-up. Why wouldn't you cruise at 85 mph, drive on fumes constantly, and only refill every couple weeks if your car had a 200 kWh battery in it that cost $40 to recharge?
Tesla did the right thing ignoring WSJ's requests for comment on this one