I saw this electric car in the UMass Campus Center Garage being recharged from an electrical socket in the wall. You can see an electric meter in the back.
Electric Cars are Alive and Well at ZAP www.zapworld.com ZP (NYSE). A California based company, who has been importing, retrofitting and distributing the Smart car for the last year, is the only car company who is selling a Chinese manufactured car in the US the 100% electric Xebra city car. It can reach speeds of up to 40 mph, has a range of up to 40 miles and takes 6-8 hours to fully recharge. And charges with your standard 110V outlet.