Originally Posted by fredyspears
However there are some technical downsides of having one on your garage when you start charging it up. Somehow you need to retrofit your house for electrically facilitate the charging station of the vehicle.
My plan is to not get the charging station right away. Thought I'd see how it goes with regular 120 v. It would take about 18 hours to fill the battery from empty. That sounds like a long time, except, I don't expect to drive 70 miles or so each day. More like 20 to 40. So, plugging in at night might work for me.
But, with a charging station, I could take advantage of that sweet spot in low cost electricity, usually between 1 and 5 AM., when cost is as low as 2 cents per kWh. vs average of about 11 cents. Worst time to charge for me, is between 1 and 4 PM in summer. Could be up to 18 cents per... But, there are some rebates for charging stations out there.