Tangential to your point about spacing and range anxiety: Sioux falls to Fargo is 250 miles. The speed limit in SoDak is 80 mph. It gets stupid cold there, and obviously windy.Testing my range anxiety is not the Adventure of my dreams. I'd love it if Rivian stepped up, but any fast-charging network there would be greatly appreciated. I can't speak for anybody else, but paying a reasonable premium for charging at remote stations of this type would be acceptable to me, if it means chargers will be available in potentially low-use locations.
So. Who wants to take the first road trip to see family for Christmas from Fargo to Sioux falls with a large pack R1S in 20 degree weather with some snow pack and a 15 mph headwind with an 80 mph speed limit and no intermediate DCFC charger. Not me. (ABRP thinks that route would take 168% of the battery btw).
Roughly eyeballing things, I think that's the most difficult remaining interstate gap of publicly identified near term DCFC 100kw+ locations. Hopefully EA's great plains implementation is denser than RAN and includes a stop in Watertown, SD at a minimum. Otherwise BEV won't be realistic for traveling through that area anytime soon with anything other than an EPA 400 mile vehicle. Assuming ABRP is reasonably close, cold weather and a headwind of about 15mph would drop the range of a large pack R1T down to ~150 miles. Shorter than several gaps between RAN stations along I-90 and I-94.