Top Electric Vehicle Networks – Part 1

As we think about how to get more electric vehicles on the road, there is one important piece to achieve this: infrastructure. The infrastructure will support the growing number of electric vehicles. They are also crucial to the furthering of EV fleets. Here is a list of the top charging network companies over a couple of blog posts:

Aerovironment

Founded in 1971, based on California. Focuses on energy systems, electric vehicle systems, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Products: They offer home charging stations, charging for multi-unit homes, public charging, charging fleets, retail & commercial charging and charging at work.

Fleets: They have their DC Fast Chargers. “The DC line is designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions and provide additional security for installation in fleet yards or parking depots to support fleets with large batteries, no overnight shutdown, unpredictable routes, or long routes that exceed battery range”.

Their fleet network features “built-in security and safety measures, supports and extends battery life, intuitive plug-and-charge interface, outdoor-rated enclosure, multiple network communication options, point-of-Sale (POS) options, wired and wireless communication compatibility, optional dual port configuration”.

Contact: (888) 833-2148

Blink Network – Car Charging Group, Inc. 

Car Charging Group, Inc. subsidiary of Blink Network operates a nationwide public electric vehicle (EV) charging service, enabling EV drivers to easily recharge at locations throughout the United States. Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL, they managed the installation of 15,000 commercial and residential Blink charging stations in 16 cities and major metropolitan areas in six states and the District of Columbia.

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Products: They offer home charging stations, Blink DC Fast Chargers, retail & commercial chargers. They serve office buildings, municipalities and retails.

Property Owners: One main focus is to property owners. CarCharging prefers to set fees for EV charging services on a per kilowatt (kWh) basis rather than on a time-based pricing structure.  We believe that this is a more equitable pricing structure since it is based on consumption rather than time. No out-of-pocket costs for property owners, the installation of the charging stations, all of the maintenance fees, all of the electricity consumed. Affordable vehicle charging fees allow customers to maximize use of the EV charging service. They allow you to create new pricing bundles for your weekly and monthly customers. All of the electricity consumed through the charging stations is reimbursed by CarCharging service (there’s a separate meter inside our EV stations).

Contact: They provide support to their charging stations by calling the 800# listed on the EV station.  Representatives are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. You may also send feedback to CarCharging via email (Info@CarCharging.com).

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