Just to be clear... I certainly didn't "mock" @PaulMorris
. I simply said he was an early adopter and disagreed with his assessment of what constituted one. I don't mock people.
I stand by my comment to him though... we, all current EV and PHEV owners, are early adopters IMO. Even by Paul's definition we are. We are still very early in the rollout of both EVs and PHEVs. Charging infrastructure is still developing and even changing with no clear definitive charging standards yet. Charging speeds are still slow even at rapid charger speeds and battery energy density is still low with short range when compared to what will be needed in the future to see better market penetration.
So I stick to my statement... IMO everyone that has an EV or PHEV today are all early adopters... the market penetration of EVs/PHEVs is still so small that it is almost insignificant but I do agree... its rate of growth is pretty high.
How can you consider yourself part of an early majority when EVs/PHEVs are such a small percentage of cars sold? You say Paul that "it does feel like" you are an early adopter... fair enough but the figures of those actually buying doesn't back up up. It is easy for people to say they would have one... quite another for them to actually buy.
IMO you are typical of most early adopters... they talk up their decision and fail to recognise that they are quite different from most of the population. We are very different and we would do well not to assume that the general public look at things the way we do. Clearly they don't ... yet!