I drive a Chevy Bolt and my wife drives the Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid. We have two level 2 chargers in our garage, and we both do most of our charging at home. Refueling in an EV is a different mindset. When you have a gas engine, you only fill up when it’s low. With an EV, I plug in every night when I come home. When I come back in the morning, it’s fully charged. I can also tell the car my desired charging level and when to start and stop charging.
I occasionally use public charging. There are two level 2 public chargers my town that I’ll use, for example, when I’m at my kid’s games. I use DC fast charging on occasion when traveling longer distances.
It takes several hours to charge the car using level 2 charging, which isn’t great for long trips, but I don’t use my EV to drive long distances.
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