If you are installing an Electric Vehicle charging station at your workplace or home, you have a decision to make. EV charging station brands are not all the same and they are becoming more competitive each year. Before deciding which is right for you, you should know who the leading competitors are in the industry today. Below are the 5 best electric vehicle charging station brands that are cost effective and good for the environment.
ChargePoint has become the largest electric vehicle charging company in North America and Europe. They offer a variety of Electric Vehicle charging stations that will meet anyone’s EV charging station needs. ChargePoint has installed more than 60,000 EV charging stations and has managed to deliver over 123 million charges. Over 6,500 installed in Canada and 1,500 of them are level 3 DC Fast Charging units. Many of their public stations are free to use, with the retail owner absorbing most of the costs. Their unique selling proposition is their flexibility and customizable pricing. ChargePoint allows the property owner to set the charging price, allowing them to use their charging station as business opportunity.
Blink Charging has made a huge imprint in the EV charging industry. They currently are operating 3,275 level 2 and level 3 charging stations across the United States of America. You can find their charging stations near airports, hotels, health care facilities, and road trip stop destination cities. Every stations is an easy to use platform that tracks real time status, locations, charging rates, and usage statistics. With all of their Electric Vehicle charging stations, they are one of the largest EV charging station stocks around. A big focus for the future of BLINK is remote access and management of all stations.
Being the largest known manufacturer of electric vehicles, Tesla has their own EV charging station. Their charging station is native to their electric vehicles and is recommended by Tesla. Canadian EV drivers now have access to more than 16,000 level 2 and level 3 chargers at over 6,000 locations. Operating 20,000+ super charging stations worldwide, Tesla places high priority on providing smart solutions for residential, commercial, and retail purposes. Tesla’s charging stations offer both regular and super charging stations specifically for Tesla Motor Vehicles.
Evgo is the first charging network to be powered by 100% renewable energy. With over 800 stations across 34 States, the Tennessee based company has served more than 200,000 customers. They serve as a none subscription required company, with charging sessions limited to 45 minutes. They sell membership which gives you the ability to charge up to 60 minutes at a public charging station.
Shell is a proud Canadian operating energy company with more than 100 years of experience in the automotive industry. Recently they have had a larger focus for the future of electrical vehicles. Their electric chargers are designed to promote clean energy and sustainable solutions. Shell is continuing to become one of the top EV charging station brands, despite only operating in Canada. Shell has roughly 16,000 charging posts in 6,800 locations mainly across Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. They are targeting to roll out over 500,000 charge stations by 2025, and are currently operating over 90,000 charging stations..
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