I'm seriously considering picking up a Leaf but I'm still not 100% sold on it for a Pittsburgh car, mainly due to what seems like a lack of charging locations.
I have had a leaf South of Philadelphia for about 18 months.
Except for "novelty" charging, 99% of my charging is done at home.
Don't get hung up on lack of public L2 chargers (and they are not L2 chargers
, they are EVSE)
Sticking an L2 in some random place that you wouldn't want to spend a couple hours anyway is not actually
I applaud Walgreens for their effort, and I go out of my way to patronize them, I plug in when I am there, but the reality is I'm not going to even get back the charge I burnt through getting there during the time (10 Mins?) I'm in there.
It's nice to look at Plugshare and see 100 L2 Charging stations scattered around.
I keep a book in the back, and I know I'm not going to get stranded, but unless that L2 is at work, at the mall, dinner out or something, it's not really helpful.
Don't let public L2's affect your decisions. (Unless you stuff 3 Brusa liquid cooled Chargers into your car, and you can plug in multiple J1772's and seriously pack in some juice)
We have one "Vegas" Blink L3 CHARGER around here, with the promise of 2 in each PennDot rest area coming soon.
Now, a bunch of L3 chargers
are game changers for the Leaf.
Ours is near a Denny's by the Delaware Memorial Bridge (actually on the Jersey Side.)
If it's working, I can swing by it, grab a soda, and be fully charged up (90%) in 15 minutes or so, and head into Delaware for shopping, etc.
Catch it on the way back, and I can pull off a 170 Mile trip without wasted time spent with L2.