I'm buying the extended range for the extra HP and torque and, to lesser degree, resale value. I already have a Chevy Bolt. It's not hard to manage the range with normal driving. I rarely take extended road trips beyond a few hundred miles but the extra time spent charging if it's only once a year, or less, really isn't worth $7000 for me. If I was driving 500+ miles every weekend I wouldn't buy an EV in the first place.