Originally Posted by aberdeen5698
But the huge, huge advantage of L1 charging at your condo is that it happens overnight while you sleep. Much better than sitting around waiting for half an hour or more at an L3 charger.
It's not about the charging speed, it's about how much of your useful time it consumes.
L1 charging can sometimes take more time than you have available. L3 at a place where you can run errands is very helpful. L3 charge for 30 mins while you get groceries, have lunch, etc. Right now most malls have L2 charging, which doesn't do very much in the 30-60 mins you might be there.
Obviously L3 charging is a lot more expensive, but there's a willingness to pay there as well.
I noticed Oakridge is expanding their EV charging with more L2. It's nice to have a free charge while you shop, but the overall impact isn't great.