Economically speaking, I won’t be plugging in at a City of Seal Beach location until they get reasonable with the rates. Gasoline is way cheaper and parking isn’t that big of a deal on weekdays. If the City Council wants to say the chargers failed, they are doing the right things to make that happen.
Just as I was about to pull the trigger on the Fusion, Nissan announces a $10,000 reduction in the price of a Leaf. This made the lease of a 2013 Leaf just $199 a month plus tax. Here in Orange County CA, that is about $225 a month in real dollars. About half what I was spending in gasoline for my truck. Economically for me the Leaf was a free car. I would save money if I leased a Leaf and parked my truck.