Puff piece on electric cars going on the TV in the next room. The newsreader is breathless about how new models will change everything, since some of them have a range of two hundred miles!
Hey that's great; that'll get me halfway to Knoxville, leaving me a sad panda somewhere around Lexington, Kentucky. I could get a hotel room and plug in, of course, turning a five-hour drive into a two-day slog.
Thing is, I gas up the Bimmer in Lexington anyway, since it's well below the half-tank mark by that point. But that full tank takes five minutes and usually covers all my driving around in Knoxville for the week I'm there, too.