Hmm. It's just shy of 12 miles for me to get to the grocery store. Not a vehicle for me!
EV's are interesting but for me, they have to have good range. This one, with 25 miles of range, works for some people, but likely is not going to be much good in perhaps all of my state.
You realize it is a hybrid, right? With a fuel tank, a gas engine, and something like 33mpg combined, maybe more?
While going some distance on battery only is neat, it's not the only way, and one is still doing pretty good on gas.
I believe the metric of design was 800Wh/mile, which may include derating (using less than actual capacity to keep the chemistry in a desirable range). So that would imply that it has around 20kWh of energy. I think that's high, btw.
Assuming it takes 20kWh, that's what? $3 of electric? To do 25 miles? 12c/mile?
But you can do like 33mpg, which at $3/gal is like 9.9c/mile?
So why do we care if we can't make the trip all electric? Use it in nice conditions when you can really save due to low/no parasitics, and use the engine in HEV mode to get a real mpg advantage the rest of the time. Seems like a win win.