@lamarguy, I appreciate the POV.
Agree it may not be so much the dollars, but for me its trying to make best use of what I already have, and what my new T8 is capable of.
In my case, I’m coming from a 90kWh Tesla where I did have to charge and religiously plugged in every time I parked for the past 4 years — just letting the car deal with topping itself off or not during the TOU hours each day when I have lowest rates winter and summer. It was one less thing for me to worry with. If my T8 can do the same, great.
I also have a dedicated ChargePoint charger capable of delivering a full 50A, 2 steps away from where I get out of the car. My mobile charger will sit unused in the trunk, just as it did with my Tesla. It’s a cinch for me to plug-in when I get out, and just hang up the cable the next time I get in, so I will do that with my T8. (BTW, I realize the T8 will barely use what the ChargePoint is capable of delivering, but I had a dedicated 100A circuit in use by my Tesla that could draw up to 80A, so I replaced my Tesla Wallcharger with the largest amperage J1772 ChargePoint —which has a standalone timer function, just-in-case the T8 wouldn’t deliver what I wanted— to not only handle my new “little plug-in T8 battery”, but perhaps future proof myself for the next ride, one day.)
I also sized my home solar panels to additionally provide nearly all of my former BEV’s annual charging needs. I have had an electric utility credit the past 2 years at true-up, so I might as well take advantage of not giving even a few bucks to the electric company if I don’t have to. Besides, every penny I don’t give to the oil companies makes me happy — the more electric battery I can use on my T8, the better — especially with premium at a high of $4.499/gal when I passed a station this morning.
It drives some people nuts how detailed I can be — Right-or-wrong, I made a career out of it, and some things never change. . Thx again — always appreciate thoughtful POVs and info that makes me think and reconsider what makes most sense for me.