Okay. Status update...
Had a fun weekend road trip - took a dive into the deep end of the EV pool & purchased a 'basically new' 2015 Blue Spark EV with DCFC... Only 178 Miles on the odometer -
The car is scheduled to ship from MD to NC shortly - we're looking forward to possibly having the first one in NC... much like "NORTON" here on the forum, we feel like we'll be pioneers in the Mid-Atlantic area.
...and the deal clincher in this purchasing process was that the Primary Driver of 'Evie' (my Wife has already named her new car) works at an office where the Level 2 charging is free; and a CCS charging station (if required in a pinch) is ~2 miles from our house.
Spark EV FTW!