totally get it! Yes my commute is short, about 24 feet from my bed. My trip to take my kids to school/daycare is about 3.5 miles round trip. If I do go to the office it’s 13 miles each way, and a free charger in the parking garage.Level 2 is a must have IMO. You're basically at 15+ hours for a 0-100% charge. I guess if you work exactly 8 hours and have a short commute, and never do anything after work you're fine, but we often find the Jeep at significantly less than a 100% charge when going overnight on the level 1 charger.
All that said, I get a full charge in about 12 hrs from <1% so if I didn’t have the charger at work, and we went back to the office regularly ( still WFH) I’d strongly consider the L2 because I’d never get a full charge to start the day and would be more like 80% unless I came straight home and immediately plugged in. That’s just not my situation at all.
my broader point is, that extra 20% of electric only saves me a small amount worth of gas so it will take a lot of miles to earn back your investment of a L2 charger. When I previously did the math for me at $3.50 per gallon and $.12 per kWh it was about 7,000 miles of running on gas that specifically would have been electric. Not 7k total miles…. I then also calculated for me it would take almost 1400 days of going to the office because I’d only capture about 5 extra miles of electric use per day. At $500 cost after rebates I’m left with 5.5 years of break even. If gas goes up it’s shorter and if it goes down it’s longer. The real payback would likely be a little less because I use my jeep for more than just going to work, but the math didn’t work for me either way. I either use my jeep for 7 total miles a day, or to go a couple hours to the mountains, very little in between