In my opinion, this article was a hatchet job and failed to take into account the authors own mistakes. It was 10 degrees F overnight (-12 C). He knows already that the cold has taken range away. He says in the article "no charger available". No 110v outlet anywhere? Why didn't he charge up completely in NY? Untrue and blatantly deceptive. Many people have to plug their ICE cars overnight to keep the block warm in extreme temperatures.
Does anyone go to bed with their iPhone, iPad, whatever, at 30% charge and expect it to last the whole next day?
I think the NYT should add a caveat to the article and point out these points.