I bought a 2021 Escape Titanium PHEV. Initially I wanted to get a level 2 charger as I thought I needed one. I shopped and compared, picked one of the best, then asked for a quote for installation. I was impressed by the high cost to install it - particularly since I have a second electrical panel in the garage. It is amazing to see how expensive electrical wires are today! Then I did the math and concluded that I did not need a level 2 charger. One thing they don’t tell you is that even if you have a super fast charger, the speed of charging is limited by what the car take. You can cut the time to charge by about half.
During the work week, I usually drive less than 30 miles/day – thus all electric. If the battery is depleted, it charges overnight using a regular 120 volt outlet. If not depleted, then it gets fully charged much faster – very often before I go to bed. During the weekend, I drive a bit more. May do some shopping, get back home, plug it, go back shopping, etc. So I may do 40-50 miles electric with my level 1 charger. And if I would go for a short trip and drive a few 100 miles over the weekend, having a level 2 charger back home would not help unless I buy a super long extension cord.
In normal (non-covid) time, I would drive long distance on a more regular basis. Having a level 2 charger at home would not help much when I am away from home. So I concluded that in my case, a level 2 charger would make me save probably a few dollars per month. Therefore it is not worth it for me. Your needs may be different.
So far, I have driven over 600 miles – all electric except for a few miles.
BTW, if you drive 30 miles electric every day, that is 10,950 miles electric at the end of the year. So look at how many miles you drive in a year. The first 10-11,000 miles could be all electric, the rest with gas. PHEV makes so much sense. Full electric is difficult to justify.