Very very few folks understand the appeal of EVs but since I own a 2013 Volt, I can share with you why it's loved by owners. The Volt has a large enough battery that it can run entirely on battery for the first ~40 miles including highway speeds. The car is so silent that with the windows down it feels like you're zipping along on a bicycle. I was in fact surprised to hear the brakes "creak" the first few times at a stop. The fun part comes with accelerating. Most folks will not punch the petal to the floor because on a regular gas car repeatedly doing that will likely wear out your engine or damage something. It also causes most gas engines to burn through gas horrifically. On an EV, there's a slight whine and smooth take-off and at no point does your car sound like it's going to blow up. My daily round-trips average about 20 miles and with electric power being so cheap you end up taking odd trips to the store if you have spare power without worrying about burning up excessive gas. There's no transmission gearing so the car doesn't suffer from any cheap automatic gear shifting jumps and you climb hills like they weren't there.
If you run out of electricity, the Volt turns into a hybrid essentially burning gas on and off (it shuts off at stoplights and down hills) Allowing you to drive across the entire country on a moments notice without having to resort to superchargers which don't exist in Canada. If you go down a huge hill or mountain, the regeneration recovers power in the battery and saves your brakes from melting.
This is why Volt owners like their cars so much. It's an electric without limitations. More range would make it even less likely that gas would be used and help for folks who drive insanely long distances in their daily travel. Probably the Volt's biggest weakness was it's former high price before the recent huge discounts and its somewhat poor advertising.