To talk up the capital region for a bit, after I bought my Leaf, I realized what a remarkable area it is for the Leaf's range. If you take a look at the 4 main cities of the capital region, the diameter is about 40 miles. If you are lucky like me, and live about in the center (Clifton Park), a typical day could be downtown Albany, back home, shoot over to Schenectady, take a detour to Ballston Spa, and get back home again without having to recharge.
But with free charging available in downtown Albany (walking distance to the South Pearl/State St. district, so a good lunch spot or a visit to the Times Union Center), Wolf Road, Union College campus on Nott Street in Schenectady, RPI Field House in Troy, the Price Chopper in Saratoga Springs (I have not verified that they would let you park there and just go walking downtown, but even 30 minutes of shopping is good for 3KWh), not to mention Nissan dealers in Saratoga, Latham, and Central Avenue in Schenectady and Albany, it would be extraordinarily hard to get stranded, even if you had to take an unexpected side trip.
Frankly, there are no other EV drivers to compete for these stations. I've literally never even seen one, except for an RPI-owned iMiEV that seems to be permanently attached to their ChargePoint station.
Incidentally, none of these charging stations are on the Nissan nav.
But there are so few, I've been able to easily add them all.