EVs May Require Home Upgrades

The New York Times - October 11, 2010

Con­sumers plan­ning to buy a new Chevro­let Volt or Nis­san Leaf elec­tric vehi­cle may need to make sig­nif­i­cant upgrades at home to short­en charg­ing time. Using reg­u­lar house­hold 110-volt out­let, it will require 16 to 20 hours to recharge the Leaf and 8 hours for the Volt. Con­sumers can install 220-volt charg­ing sta­tions at an aver­age cost of $2,000.