To L2 charge or not to L2 charge?
There is no one size fits all answer. For some, L2 chargers make sense. For others, L1 charging is more than sufficient. For yet others, the flexibility is more important than the money spent.
We did not get a L2 charger for the Niro. We're fine with charging at L1 speeds overnight. We're using our dryer outlet to get L2 charging on our Chevy Volt, which makes sense for us since it's got a bigger battery. It cost me ~$30 in parts to move the outlet from our laundry room to the garage on the other side of the wall, and to make a locking adapter to hook the EVSE into the dryer outlet. Many before me have used the Volt EVSE to plug into 240 volt outlets, so I felt comfortable doing so. We could, if we needed to, plug the Niro into the Volt EVSE to get L2 charging during the day if we need a quicker charge, but have only done it once. It only makes sense on the weekends, due to out Time Of Use electric plan.
Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the Niro EVSE can handle 240 volts?