Charging networks are organizations that build and operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. They provide services to EV drivers such as convenient charging options and accurate information about stations through mobile apps.
These networks ensure that electric car drivers have a positive experience while charging their vehicles. Over the years, charging networks have increased in number and sophistication to meet the growing needs of EV drivers.
The most significant challenge to expanding the use of electric cars is the lack of charging options. The more charging stations available, the more feasible it is for drivers to cover long distances in their vehicles. Electric car manufacturers have realized this and are actively working to address the issue.
Since the electric car industry has noticed this issue, we can safely say that they have taken steps to correct it. There are charging networks that offer more than 50,000 charging stations all over North America, Europe, and Asia.
Just like Tesla’s own Supercharger network, several automotive manufacturers, and third-party independent organizations have joined the charging network game. Here are some of the top players in the industry and their services.
EVgo is one of the fastest-growing EV charging networks in the United States. The company has more than 1,200 fast chargers across the country and plans to have an additional 2,500 by the end of 2025. EVgo is also known for offering flexible payment options and is the first network in the US to use a battery storage system to provide grid services.
ChargePoint is one of the oldest EV charging networks in the market. It covers all US 50 states, as well as Canada and Mexico, with its 130,000 charging ports. ChargePoint provides multiple charging solutions for businesses and offers EV drivers one of the industry’s most comprehensive mobile apps to find charging stations.
Electrify America is Volkswagen’s charging network. It’s a relatively new network, but its fast charging station locations are expanding throughout the United States with 600 highway sites and 10,000 individual charging plugs.
Expanding charging networks offers multiple advantages to drivers of electric cars:
The expansion of charging networks is exciting news for the electric vehicle industry. More charging stations and faster charging times mean that electric car drivers are no longer limited in their mobility.
We can count on the continued expansion of charging networks as electric cars become more prevalent on the roads.
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