1) ChargePoint says its the largest network in the world, with over 100,000 places to charge your EV. They provide level-two charging at 220-240 volts, with a rate of about 25 miles per charging hour. ChargePoint is free to members, which is nice; in our town of Somerville, I now and then use the ChargePoint charger at a cramped parking lot in Porter Square, as well as one near the Community Path at Davis Square. Alas, one of the two Davis Square chargers has been broken for months now. My wife Elahna and I have contacted ChargePoint, as well as the town, but to no avail. At the same time, Somerville likes to call itself Sustainaville and frequently holds meetings about making the town carbon neutral by 2050. Great, Mayor Joe Curtatone, but how about getting those chargers you've boasted about working in the meantime.
2) One day at the Davis Square charger, I was stymied from juicing up my EV by a non-electric car parked in the spot reserved for ChargePoint customers, Not only that, but the hulking SUV (boo!) was parked at an angle, dipping one of its back, rubber toes into the adjoining handicapped space. A double atrocity! I got out of my car, glowered, hands on hips, and by serendipity noticed a police car about fifty yards away. I walked toward it, waving. The policeman rolled down his window, and I proceeded to point out the glorious two-fer, a vehicle violating the rights of both the disabled and the green. He nodded, but didn't look very enthusiastic. So I waited. By and by, he sauntered over to examine the situation. He looked at me watching him -- I waved, smiled -- then back at the dastardly SUV. And ever so slowly the ticketing book came out. He looked at me again and I figured it was probably a good idea to move along.