I’m thinking of joining onto, but am a bit unsure about the charging situation. Would really welcome your thoughts, especially on whether charging from a regular plug works fine.
- I don’t have a private parking, just on the street in front of my house. I understand that means I can’t get a home charger installed as the cable would have to go across the pavement.
- There are a few public chargers around my house, but none close enough that I’d be able to be at home while it charges. I could obviously use them from time to time, but I don’t want to be relying on these exclusively.
- So I think only real option is home charging on regular plug. But I’ve read mixed things on this. Some suggest it can be dangerous to use that on a regular basis? Do I need to get an electrician to check something? Is it fine to have it across the pavement up to my car (I could buy something to weigh it down that people can walk over)? I guess the real question is can I rely safely and exclusively on that? (Also I’m assuming the chargers are quite small and can go through a letterbox in my door.)
I should add that I have two young kids, so being able to leave home with a fully charged car / charge without having to go somewhere else is really important.
Also, based on my charging situation, if there are any cars I shouldn’t/should go for, that would be really helpful to know! (E.g. not e208 and DS3 because range is an issue?)