Hi, I am Ben P from New Jersey and I am an electroholic. I caught the bug from my lovely wife, Mary, when she decided that she was getting an electric car in late 2011. I resisted vehemently but ended up catching the electron fever. That is when our journey to electrification started and led us to getting the JuiceBox Pro 40 level 2 plug-in EV charger this year.
I have to describe our EVs, their usage and our power source to convey the full picture. I drive the BMW i3 BEV. I commute 35 miles to my job as an energy manager, mostly on county roads at about 50-60mph and about 8 miles of urban and suburban streets going 30-45 mph. With a range of up to 90+ miles in the summer, the i3 displays around 63% battery left when I reach work. I have workplace 240-volt, Level 2 charging with 10 charging spaces available. So on many days I can just fully charge at work, go home and make it back to work the next day without charging at home at night.
Mary has the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which may be unfamiliar to many as it is brand new to the USA market. It has about 25 miles of electric range and about 300 miles on gasoline. Until recently, her commute was about 11 miles each way so she was totally emission free for that use. Because the Outlander can tow, we were able to sell off our old, gas-guzzling clunker of an SUV, a Toyota Land Cruiser. I have used the Outlander PHEV once for my work commute and I would deplete the battery and get 90 MPGe with combined propulsion for a one-way trip. Having both the i3 and the PHEV gives us driving options. We always choose to drive electric if we can.