I and all other EV drivers share this view, as it’s pretty shambolic at present. Some of it is improving but the infrastructure already in place is a mess and not being maintained well enough in many places either. The rapid growth in EV numbers is also putting pressure on the infrastructure and ‘peak’ times are seeing increased numbers that have to queue. There are many new chargers going in and upgrades being done, which is good to see, but it’s never fast enough for the huge transition we all need to go through to ditch fossil fuels.
There is no doubt that having an EV and being a ‘road warrior’ is very challenging and extra time is required for journeys. Until every motorway services has say at least 10 or more rapid chargers that are nearly 100% reliable, then it is time consuming for a straight A to B journey. Many EV drivers are lucky enough to be doing much shorter journeys, less frequently and have charging capabilities at regular venues they visit like the gym/supermarket and also home charging, so it doesn’t impact in the same way as yourself.
I think you might look at some other Kona threads on speakev where there are some that do longer trip mileage like you everyday and have done for years already, using the mway infrastructure. The Kona is a good choice for the best range/performance, but if I was a road warrior I would find it very hard not go with Tesla, purely for the charging infrastructure.
Try and hang in there for as long as you can with ONTO and maybe try time shifting the longer journeys if you can as you may be more successful in lessening the time and stress.
Keep the thread updated on how you get on and what you ultimately decide to do.