I drive a 2022 VW ID4 AWD Pro S. EPA rates this car’s range at 245 miles. I repeatedly drive from home to Seattle: 174 miles at highway speeds of 55, 60 and 70, including Chinook Pass at 3,022 feet. This car is shod with with Michelin x-ice snow tires and handles very well. In winter weather this car actually gets 2.2 miles per kWh. That’s after fully pre-heating it before departure. For trips I will charge the car to the full 100% (not recommended as an everyday practice). I plan for an unused reserve of 15 kWh for safety and to avoid 4mph turtle mode and to leave room for all those unpredictable vagaries of EA EV charging stations. So the usable 62 kWh gives me a reliable range of 136 miles between charges. That’s quite a bit less real world range, than the 245 mile EPA figure. And it won’t get me to Seattle without a charging stop. At the charging stations, don’t be misled by the VW advertising numbers that tout a fast rate of 135 kw per hour. In reality, in winter this car can typically only accept 40 to 60 kw per hour, sometimes less, even at charging stations that could provide up to 350 kw per hour. So it will typically take more than an hour, at a mid-route pit stop, to get back up to that 100% charge. Allow extra time for the usual delays in finding an available charging station that is working, and the occasional calls you’ll need to make to EA for help in getting a glitchy charger to behave. I’m still a believer in EV cars. But it’s hard to recommend if your family was raised on ICE, expects that higher level of predictability and shorter travel times, and is unaccustomed to the uncertainties, complexity and down time of today’s EV world.