For me, even w/EVgo, it matters as I have to often decide where to park where it wouldn't have mattered on Leaf.
With EA for the site I've used, I do have to pick the right spot and direction on Bolt, otherwise the cable won't reach or I have to jut out of the parking spot. Given EA's new pricing, it's currently unlikely I will ever use EA now except if I go on a long-distance/road trip.
Yeah, EA's cables are very heavy and stiff.
The usual reasons for "justifying" a driver's side front fender inlet are:
- front end damage could make the car unable to charge - well, I've never seen ANY EV of any brand w/front end damage on the road.
- snow/ice clogs up the front - not a prob where I am but there was a reply where one guy side it was never a prob on his Leaf and IS a problem on his Bolt. I can't speak whether this is a prob on Leaf, but if so and Bolt doesn't have the problem, I guess I can agree with that...