In 2010 there were indeed closer electric outlets, but the closest charging station (EVSE) was 700 miles away. And it was indeed no better than a household outlet, as it was a 120V Chargepoint unit at a brewing company in Chico, CA. When I arrived, they told me I was the first one to use it. I got about 4 miles while I ate dinner with a friend. So as Jerry said, I had to use RV parks to get there; at 240V 40A they were considerably more help than a 120V EVSE. But still too slow - so several Roadster owners called businesses and got them to install 240V 70A Roadster chargers.We had that network covering I-5 from Canada to Mexico in 2011. I drove my Roadster to various points in California about twice a year, so those chargers were really handy. I didn't get to use a Supercharger until January 2013.