I’m now a all-electric two timers: bought (and sold) Tesla Roadster #48 a few years back, and now the proud owner of a Nissan Leaf. Each with their own merits, though the Leaf has found more “product-market fit”.
The Leaf has a practical range of 80-85 miles, which means a Bay Area commuter like myself must occasionally rely on charging outside the home. Luckily for me, 120V wall sockets are plentiful at the Matrix West Coast HQ, so I can top it up during the day at work for an anxiety-free ride home.
But what of public charging? I’d have to guess that the Bay Area is tops in the country, but still locations are precious few. Palo Alto City Hall has a couple of spots just a block from our office, and I’ve enjoyed a publicly subsidized top off at Oakland … Read More »