I think as the EV's come more and more main stream the chargers will become more $$.
Not a ton, but enough to make you pay something.
Then again, I think MOST EV'ers charge at home now anyway. They have to be smart enough that they KNOW they can't just stop and get a charge anywhere.
So EV is not for everyone.. like my son who will ONLY put in $20 of gas into the Yukon XL
BUT an EV would be great for him as he can't remember to put OIL in when the light comes on.
As apartments start to put them in I hope that they are smart enough to have a restricted meter and the tenant will have to add $ to their rent.
I get to plug in at work... NOT because they allow it ( the higher-ups don't even know) but because I was able to CON the 24 y/o new boss of the parking garage. Plus there is only myself and one Dr that plug in and he works nights
There is a free charge near my favorite Pizza place in Lexington MA. Nice to have it there and there are a ton of shops, restaurants and local touristy shopping around it. Nice for that time you want to sit and eat. BUT there are parking meters that are 25 cents for 15 min- or something like that.