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Interesting, sounds like the only viable solution in that scenario could be paid charging spots… somewhere… nearby? You can download the popular charge mapping apps to look, if you are curious. I can see how that’d be a pain in the butt though, when all you want to do is get home.
Yeah, in this scenario I think you’d need to charge at work.
There is a third option here: 1) home 2) work 3) shops and stores. Commercially it encourages people to shop and stay, spending more money, right? So if she frequents stores near a level 3 charger, that’ll get you to 80% in 30 minutes.
I think to get any further you’d really need to download one of the charge mapping apps and see for yourself. Here’s what it looks like for me.
The first view is all chargers (realistically, probably mostly level 2 chargers, they’re basically washer/dryer connections) and the second view is the rarer level 3 chargers. Do note that the app is NOT showing me Tesla superchargers becase I can’t use them, but on this map there’s only one 12 port station in Alameda. As you can see, we have a ways to go on building out a non-Tesla “works with every other EV” level 3 charger network
In your situation where it’s much harder to charge at home you would need to locate level 2 chargers at work (presumably, where you can stay there for ~7 hours and get charged up to 80%) , and specifically level 3 chargers at shops and stores to cover the home situation.