This part caught my eye:
"The interest in EVs isn’t turning into sales. According to the AAA, that’s because of range anxiety, even though the average American commute is 31 miles/46 minutes – which would be within the range of most EVs on the market. Still, 69 percent of respondents were concerned about the number of charging stations, and 68 percent expressed concern about running out of charge before they reached the end of their drive.
Range anxiety stems from seeing gas stations, not charging stations, on every corner,” Tidwell said. “While electric vehicles may not yet fit every lifestyle, the number of charging stations has quadrupled over the last five years and battery ranges support average commutes."
I think the last part is the key. Range anxiety seems to be a psychological problem where EVs actually do have enougb range but people don't believe it because they don't see charging stations all over the place like they see with gas stations. This supports my idea that charging stations need better signage to help people see them. Gas stations have the tall Marathon or BP sign that everyone knows means a gas station is near. Tesla does well in this regard with the supercharger stalls that are clear what they are. But most non-Tesla charging stations I have seen are just boxes on a wall with a cord attached. It is definitely not obvious what they are. I don't blame people for not knowing where charging stations are. Whereas gas stations are obvious what they are. I am convinced that most people don't realize how many charging stations are actually close enough because they are hard to find if you are not already an EV owner with an app telling you where the charging stations are.
I will say this: I think this bodes well for Tesla. With 200+ miles range and the supercharger network that is easy to find, it is clear why Tesla owners have less range anxiety.