Some condo associations can’t determine how much to bill condos owner for charging their electric vehicles in the parking areas. So, they’ve decided to ban charging completely.
Since California in particular is making a huge push towards electric vehicles, this needs to get solved fast. If you can’t charge an EV at your condo or apartment, you aren’t going to buy one, now are you?
Not available commercially yet. Hopefully soon! They are testing 450 of them in the States and found, among others things, that extreme cold or heat lessen the range on the battery. What they’ve learned will be used in future iterations of the car before it becomes available to all.
The dirty little secret of plug-in vehicles is that they’ll all charge their batteries with inherently dirty night-time power and be responsible for more CO2 emissions than a fuel efficient Prius-class HEV that costs a third less and doesn’t have any pesky issues with plugs, charging infrastructure or range limitations.