As an electric vehicle owner, I've often wondered why my car has such a limited range compared to traditional gas-powered vehicles. One major reason is that electric vehicles rely on batteries, which still have lower energy density than gasoline. Additionally, factors like weight and aerodynamics play a role in the reduced range, as heavier vehicles require more energy to move. Moreover, the energy efficiency of electric motors tends to decrease with the increasing speed, further impacting the range. While advancements in battery technology are continually being made, it's important to remember that electric vehicles still have a long way to go to match the range of their gas-powered counterparts.