As I live in a townhouse and donít have a garage, charging my Volt outdoors in all kinds of weather is a serious need and challenge. I solved the problem by building a portable curbside 120/240V charging station.
The Nissan Leaf EVSE Upgrade is key to this solution, as it enables charging at both 120 and 240V, is highly weather-resistant, and has 12 gauge wire (in comparison the Voltec EVSE is, shall we say, a weak sister). I had an electrician run a underground 240V line to an all-weather curbside outlet. Then using PVC pipe and Acrylic sheet I built a stand for the Leaf EVSE. The stand slips into a PVC pipe in the ground and the EVSE hangs from two hooks, with Velcro to hold it tight.
I store the stand in the back of the car along with the EVSE. I can set up and tear down the whole assembly in about a minute, and everything in the curbside ground/grass (the hole for the stand and the 240V outlet and cover) is layered over with artificial turf when not in use, making it all disappear.
Here are few photos of the setup.