One of the most obvious perks is that EV drivers need never buy gasoline again. Usually home charging gives enough range to manage a day’s driving, so this also means no stopping and waiting.

“I think the biggest stealth benefit of driving an EV is being able to charge at home,” says Plug In America’s Saxton. “People often think that’s a negative when in fact it’s much easier than going to a gas station, particularly if you charge in a garage shielded from the elements.”

Whether there’s ever a “wait” time for EV batteries that do take longer to replenish than a liquid fuel tank is open to one’s perspective.

“For daily driving, you only need to charge at home, or perhaps at work. Either way, there’s no waiting,” says Saxton. “It takes about as much of your time as plugging in your cell phone.”

Obviously if public charging is used, then a wait could be involved, but this can be worked around by timing things so charging is done while you shop or are at work, as the case may be, and assuming it’s available.

“The best way to use an electric vehicle is for local driving within the single-charge range of the vehicle, so that you never have to wait for a charge,” says Saxton. “It just happens while you’re doing something else.”

High current chargers like “level 3” 480-volt DC chargers or Tesla’s free Superchargers for its Model S mean replenishing 80-percent usually in under 30 minutes.