I have participated in several surveys that asked me how much I use public chargers. I always estimated some percentage until I finally looked at the data I have collected using Teslafi.com from the last 11 months. Turns out it is a meaningless small amount. The only reason it even registers on the scale in my case is because I try to make it a point to use public chargers. I want the owners to see that they are being used. Other times it's access to a parking spot in an otherwise full parking lot, sometimes it's just because I know the charger is free and I have something to do in that area. The number of times I really needed a public charging station is very rare. If I subtract the times I didn't need to charge or it didn't make any difference one way or another, I think it's about 1% of my charging total. Now I'm not saying public chargers are pointless. I don't think we shouldn't have them. Most EVs do not have as much range as a Tesla and need to top off here and there. There is also the case that someone does not have home charging. In the first few months I didn't have a home charger and had to rely on public chargers. (Quite the challenge 3 years ago!). I wish people who are considering an EV but are worried where to find charging stations would understand how little importance public chargers have provided you can charge at home. For the most part you really don't need them. They are convenient sometimes and especially when free people love to use them. But even here in LA where there are tons of EV, payed charging stations are not used that much. The ones that get a lot of use are free stations and those that give you better parking. Often they get abused. They don't even plug in or plug in but don't activate. So really they just want the other advantages but don't really need to charge. The ones that really need public charging is really not a big number.