Exactly! Plus, you get to pre-heat your car inside your garage without being worried about carbon monoxide poisoning.Charging at home overnight when you are sleeping is the "system" which makes EV ownership plausible. You get home from any outing and plug in. It becomes 2nd nature to plug in as soon as you exit the car.
Personally, I live in a densely urban brownstone neighborhood where there is only street parking, or you lease or own a parking space. Though I own a space in a parking lot, I have found that I could charge with street parking, though not without the help of one my tenants. So for 4.5 years now I've pretty much been able to charge with just street parking. So it can be done.All those who don't have any wall outlets at home, raise your hand....
Seriously, I think those who only have on-street parking likely have not bought an EV. Of course you could buy a Volt and just run it as a gas car, something other EV's could not do.
And this is what I do when I make my cross-country road trips. When at home I always charge my car in my garage. The best of both worlds!<snip>...just run it as a gas car, something other EV's could not do.
I was sort of curious, because it appears a good number of Tesla Owners cannot charge at home. Sounds backwards, right? Buy BEV when you have no home charging. Buy dual mode EV when you DO have home charging.Doubt there will be much meaning in the results of the poll, but voted anyway.
Your answers are going to be strongly biased towards being able to charge at home, as that's the majority owner pattern of a volt.
Those who can't, likely didn't buy, and even more likely are not browsing these forums in order to vote.
Tesla's have > 200 miles of range and a supercharger network. If you happen to live near a supercharger you could visit it once a week just like ICE drivers visit the gas station once a week, it's less convenient than a gas fill up because it takes at least 30 minutes but it's probably tolerable. Volt's have an EV range of 53 miles and it takes 4.5 hours to charge it. Unless you have access to a free L2 charger at work you need an EVSE at home. Even if you have access to a non-free charger at work you wouldn't want to use it because it's so expensive for Volt owners. Chargepoint is priced by the hour not by the KW so it's really expensive because of the 3.6KW charger in the Volt, in my area > 40 cents/KWh. You would also need to move the car after it's charged if you are using a public charger for the Volt which makes it even more inconvenient to rely on a public charger. Given that it only costs about $1K to install an EVSE (EVSE + electrician's rate) it would be crazy to buy a Volt and not put in your own charger.I was sort of curious, because it appears a good number of Tesla Owners cannot charge at home. Sounds backwards, right? Buy BEV when you have no home charging. Buy dual mode EV when you DO have home charging.
Sucks about the closed minded condo association, hope that gets upturned quickly for you.Until owners can be assured access to charging, the electric vehicle revolution will only extend to the minority of rich people who can buy million-dollar homes.
What was their reason for banning EVSEs? As long as you were willing to pay for the installation of the EVSE and the electricity is billed to you I don't see why they would object.My condominium homeowners association banned electric vehicle charging. I am waiting for county or state law to catch up with the need for mandatory access to charging for all condominiums in Colorado. Until owners can be assured access to charging, the electric vehicle revolution will only extend to the minority of rich people who can buy million-dollar homes. I am able to charge about a half-mile away from home, then pick-up my vehicle every night a couple of hours later to park at my condominium.