Nai3t· Registered User
Enthusiastic 1st Edition Owner
Wow, I didn't think I'd ever see a home charging owner satisfaction survey, especially one with negative marks!
This year's study measured home charger satisfaction for individual chargers in eight areas:
This takes in to account L1 and L2 users, and says generally 2022-2023 owners have lower satisfaction than 2021 and earlier owners. Perhaps as EV adoption broadens, early adopters are getting filtered out and there is a general notion that charging is "cheap?" Perhaps the inrush of smart EVSEs and their connectivity challenges is negatively encroaching on the simplicity of so called "dumb" plug-in-and-walk-away EVSEs? Thoughts? (I 💘 my no frills #4 ranked Clipper Creek.)
- Fairness of retail price
- Cord length
- Size of charger
- Ease of winding/storing cable
- Cost of charging
- Charging speed
- Ease of use
The big negative driver was local electricity rates, which vary wildly across the nation. For me in CA, still cheaper than gas! But I do wonder how many owners get knocked into the next rate bracket, or look at the increased bottom line of the utility bill and chalk any and all price increases to the EV, and not to rising rates or other usage increases.