I live in eastern Massachusetts and have around a 50 mile round trip commute to just outside of Worcester, MA with a mix of interstate and backroads. There are (2) other options for my commute that make it a 44-46 miles round trip. Much of my driving during the week days is my commute and on the weekends running errands locally, mountain biking with in a 40-50 mile radius and XC skiing in southern New Hampshire which is 80 miles round trip in the winter. It is during the summer months when I travel to Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine when I will need to use either Electrify America or EVgo. Much of those trips I stay at least one night, so fast charging is not always required. There are local dealers that have 2019 eGolf SEL around $9k off which means after all the incentives I would be paying around $21,000 for one. My biggest concerns are the following:
1.) Short term I may need to charge using a 110 volt plug until I get a 220 volt unit installed. Would I have an issues charging overnight using a 110 extension cord? I will need clan-up my garage and have a charger installed which means 1-3 months before that would happen.
2.) Looking at both Electrify America and EVgo maps, there are much more EVgo locations near my destinations than Electrify America. Which happen to be CHAdeMO have people had good luck with EVgo Charging stations?
3.) I would like to test the eGolf in the next 2 weeks any suggestiosn on settings I should try to get a feel for the car? Or what to look for to see if the car is a good fit.
Any feedback or suggestions would be very helpful. Also, I am inerested in the ID.4 when it comes out but prefer not spending an addtional $15-20k more on a car with a bigger battery that would only be required 6-12 times a year.