My 2018 PHEV Niro is my second PHEV, traded in my 2013 Cmax Energi. Since I already had the Level 2 station in my house, and a solar electric roof, I was committed to another PHEV. With Federal $4500 tax credit, state $1500 rebate and power company $450 credit, and getting California HOV stickers good until 2022, the PHEV over hybrid made complete sense even I only used it as a hybrid (which is my practice when driving trips away from home). I would never charge at a pay-EV station, or take the cars' 110v line to use in a hotel. The only time I charged away from my own garage in the 5 years with the Ford was a client I was working at for several days that offered free charging for EV cars at their office.
BTW, having learned about LiOn battery degradation in the Ford, I would recommend you do not constantly charge back up multiple times a day and attempt to drive this as an EV car. If you charge while the battery is still hot from discharging as driven, you will heat it further during charging. Heat is the enemy of LiOn battery life. Both the Niro and Ford have air-cooled drive batteries, not liquid cooled like pure EV cars, so they will degrade over time - you will find the "10-year/100,000 mile" EV battery warranty does not state how low a capacity level warrants a replacement. After 5 years my Ford battery capacity had fallen from 5.2 kwh available for EV driving to around 3.6, which translates in estimated EV miles from 24 when new to 15 when traded (and that depends on how heavy your foot and demand is - 16 miles at 35 MPH, 10 miles at 65 MPH). Ford would never agree this loss is a warranty defect, they just reiterate LiOn batteries will lose capacity over time, normal wear and tear. What is abnormal - they will never state. Only Mitsubishi sates: "The traction battery on the Outlander PHEV comes with a warranty of 8 Years / 100,000 miles. This includes a guarantee that if the traction battery capacity falls below 70% in the first 8 years/100,000 miles a free repair or replacement will be provided."