A wonderful review by Geoff Greer compares one of these gasoline-powered cars to the experience of driving a normal electric one.
Here’s an excerpt:
Refueling was a mixed bag. Whenever I parked in my garage, I had to suppress the urge to plug the car in. Gasoline is only available at special stations, and it is prohibitively expensive to get a gasoline line installed in your home. So unlike a normal car, you don’t wake up every morning with full range. The only way to add range is to go to gas stations. These are similar to fast charging stations, but smelly and more dangerous.
I’ve been driving electric cars for over seven years now, so the very rare occasions when I visit a petrol station — a couple of months ago to buy some screen wash liquid, for example — definitely do remind me of what I’m (not) missing!
Anyway, do read the whole thing.
Thanks to John for the link.