Americans are questioned as to why they haven't yet converted to electric vehicles.

 One response pops up more often than almost any other: range.

Automakers have therefore started making ever-bigger batteries.

Large mineral stashes to meet the Americans' requirement for distance.

The stylish $140,000 Lucid Air Grand Touring EV, which has a remarkable 516-mile range, is one of the market's EVs.

Toyota recently declared that solid-state battery technology has led to a breakthrough.

However, some observers claim that the purpose has been missed by all of this range and battery.

In the United States, just 5% of trips are more than 30 miles long.