The EV vehicle, an Audi A2, beat out previous world records by driving from Munich to Berlin. The driver joked (honestly) that if anyone wanted to recharge their iPhone, there was still some electricity left in the car. [PhysOrg]
They're focusing on the wrong problem.
I don't care if my electric car can only get 50 miles to a charge as long as I can recharge it in five minutes.
If I need to go on a 600 mile road trip in this car, it would take 20 hours because of the recharge time.