However, you still have to factor in the cost of having a fast charger installed at home. How much does that typically cost? I would need to hope that my body corporate would let me install one in my car park.
My understanding is this is less of an issue in NZ due to our adoption of 240V vs the American 120V standards, but extension cords don't play well with EVSE chargers so you'd need to plug directly into the wall?
I'm curious about this myself as I don't have a garage to charge an EV in, so I'd need to get something installed in our carport, but I have to figure out whether to get a dedicated charger or just a caravan plug installed; and whether it needs to be wired into a separate RCD to the rest of the house.
I am looking at around 2k for a 7kw charger to be installed in my garage (it can also go outside if I wanted...they're waterproof I believe).
I could just charge my Kona via a standard plug but this would take 43 hours from 0-100% because it has such a big battery. With the 7kw charger, it will take 9 hours to fully charge (so overnight is easy...and, let's face it, I don't expect to be charging from totally empty ever!).
It is an extra expense to consider when buying an EV, but I look at it as future-proofing my home and even a selling point IF I was to sell my home.
This is the charger I am going to have installed in my garage...