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Why Electric Car Owners Prefer Home Charging

Convenience and cost are key reasons, but it takes planning and homework to get EVSE's, as they're called, installed at the right time and manner.

Published: 15-Feb-2013

Fremont resident Shinya Fujimoto bought his Nissan Leaf during heady times for electric-vehicle fans.

It was spring 2011, when there was so much anticipation over a shipment of these all-electric vehicles from Japan to the West Coast that someone climbed aboard a chopper, shot photos of the cars on shipboard on their way to Southern California and posted them on a blog popular among plug-in vehicle owners.

"These people were crazy," says Fujimoto, who admits to being such an EV enthusiast that he keeps Excel spreadsheets to illustrate the savings his Leaf has brought over the gasoline-powered vehicle he drove before. (It's been about $100 to $150 per month, he says.)

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