8+ hours? Probably only if its close to empty. I bet most people will charge it while they sleep anyway. But yes, paying someone to install the charging station at home will cost money. But you would also never have to deal with a gas station.nearest EV charger to me is 50 miles away so no they are not everywhere. other then that you have to put a 220v line in your house and use a level 2 charger and even that will take 8+ hours to charge from empty.