I'm happy you-all like the freedom of the level 2 charger.
When I first got our Volt, I was very hot to get a level 2 installed as well. Then the chats with SPX started, and the two quotes and a lot of back and forth. Installs would appear to be more expensive in California, natch, and in the end, I did not have it done. I thought free meant free, but that was not the case. Even if the last 5 installs came in $500 under budget (of $1200) each, the next at $1700 was NOT going to be free to the end user. I understand that is not "how it works", but that does not change how I feel.
We are charging with a level 1 on a 25' extension cord to the driveway. It works very well overnight on the PG&E E9-a rate.
New owners, don't get into the mindset of "having to have" a level 2 charger. Think it through and then make your decision. You might save yourself some money!
So much Hardware! So much Software! So many Electrons! And it's got Tires, too!
2012 Volt, Black, Light neutral leather interior/ Dark trim accents, Premium Trim Package, Polished Aluminum Wheels, Bose Premium Audio System, Navigation, Rear Camera/Park Assist.
Ours on February 14, 2012