Rural areas will be slow to adapt but it will happen eventually. I must not be communicating the point very well. Once again, I will say it. Musk won't have dollars to do other things like the original poster mentioned if his car company doesn't grab market share quickly since he's about to have a lot of competition. GM and Ford both have announced they will have electric models of everything by 2023. The infrastructure for fueling these things on your average road trip with the family is going to be a major hurdle to overcome. All electric vehicles are impractical as things stand right now. Slapping up solar panels in places like where I live is also impractical since giant chunks of ice falling from the sky is pretty routine here. Wind energy would be more practical here. I drove an electric car in Germany and it was fine for a trip to the corner store or work if you are within 20 miles or so, but a road trip wasn't happening there either. Having charging stations shouldn't be a big deal or even very costly but space for multiple vehicles to charge will be a problem once there are more of them on the road. I can envision large multi-bay charging stations with convenience stores and restaurants attached to eat in while your car is charging up. Perhaps even arcades and other diversions. Gas stations will be more like truck stops. I don't know how long it takes to charge one of these things up but I imagine its going to be 30 mins or more.