Submitted by dfriedman415 on September 24, 2013
I just picked up my Model S and am trying to plan my first road trip. I'll be driving in areas with very little current coverage by SC stations. I've looked at the apps for PlugShare and for CarStations. I have a few questions about how to use the various types of public charging stations and would appreciate any insights from those with experience:
1. When I see stations listed as having a J1772 connection, can we use that with our Model S or do we need some different type of adaptor? How fast do these types of outlets charge (mi/hr)?
2. I see some reference to Nissan dealers having EV stations. Will most allow us to use their stations? Do I need to call in advance? How fast do they charge? Do most Chevy dealers offer the same?
3. Does anyone have experience with taking advantage of the private, residential charging network like on Plugshare? If so, what's the etiquette for using someone else's home charger and what's the etiquette for making your own available?
Thanks for sharing your experience!