FOTW #1052, October 22, 2018: Four Networks Maintain Over 60% of 22,343 Level 2 and DC Fast Charging Stations

October 22, 2018

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There are 19,975 level 2 charging stations and 2,368 DC fast charging stations to serve electric vehicles in the U.S. Over 60% of those charging stations are maintained by four networks: ChargePoint, Tesla, Blink, and SemaCharge. Level 2 charging stations can be used residentially or commercially to provide electricity faster than a standard 120-volt outlet. ChargePoint has the largest number of non-residential level 2 charging stations followed by Tesla. DC fast charging stations allow for long distance travel of EVs by providing quick recharge rates along highways and well-traveled corridors between metropolitan areas. The eVgo Network has the largest number of DC fast charging stations followed by Tesla with its SuperCharger network.

Pie charts showing Level 2 EVSE Station totaling 19, 575 on August 14, 2018 and DC Fast Charger EVSE Stations totaling 2,368 on August 14, 2018

Note: A station is a non-residential address where Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) are located, including both public and private stations. There may be several charging outlets at each station.

Level 2 Chargers deliver AC power that provides about 10-20 miles of range per hour of charging.

DC Fast Chargers deliver DC power that provides about 60-80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging.

For more information on EVSE, see the Alternative Fuels Data Center.

Map of the United States showing areas where Level 2 and DC Fast Charging Stations are located.

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, Alternative Fuels Data Center, Alternative Fueling Station Locator, accessed August 14, 2018.

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