• Chevy Volt recharging on the street in Cambridge, MA   [photos: John C. Briggs]

    We know electric-car owners will go to extraordinary lengths to plug in and recharge wherever the opportunity presents itself. It may be for just a few minutes--a kilowatt-hour here and there--or it may be overnight. Sometimes even longer. MORE: Electric-Car Drivers Charge Anywhere; Check Out These Photos! Take the photo above, which shows a Chevy Volt driver who ran a cord from the charging port on the left-front fender, through the car's interior (held in place by the windows), up a light pole, over the sidewalk above pedestrian level, then back down into the yard of an adjacent house...

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