Stanton wrote:I'm amazed that NON-EV owners continue to site "lack of public charging" as a barrier to EV ownership when most EV owners don't even use it (charge @home)!
I'm reminded of the countless times Mark Chatterley of Transport Evolved has lamented that a primary reason we need public charging is to convince non-EV drivers to drive an EV. EV drivers use the stations sparingly (Last month I spent $7 with Blink, several of those charging sessions were optional, I did so to support the network).
One reason is the misconception you have to have a 'special charging station'. Folks are simply amazed when I tell them you can charge using a regular 120v outlet with the cord set that came with the car if that's all you have available. Therefore in their minds one must need the equivalent of gas pumps all over the place, also a throw back to their current fueling behavior.
My amazement was the exact opposite when I researched getting a LEAF. I was dismayed you couldn't just get an electrician to run a 240v outlet into your garage and plug in. (Thanks to Phil in CA we can now, but initially that wasn't an option).
2011 Blue SL-e, 132,400 Miles.
Lost 5 Capacity bars
7/18/13 (29,206), 8/25/14 (51,728), 7/12/15 (71.108), 5/12/16 (88,362), 10/17/16 (96,532)
New Battery 12/3/16 (98,956)
2018 Model 3 20,000 Miles.