An electric vehicle charging network is an infrastructure system of charging stations to recharge electric vehicles.
Many governments, car manufacturers, and charging infrastructure providers sought to create networks. As of November 2020, the most prominent fast-charging location was in California on the Tesla Supercharger network, with 56 charging stalls. Today, charging network vendors include proprietary solutions (ex., Tesla or Chargepoint) or hardware agnostic solutions (ex., AmpUp, EVConnect, and Greenlots).
Hardware-agnostic vendors allow customers to switch out their charge stations and switch to different network vendors (similar to an unlocked smartphone). In contrast, proprietary vendors do not allow customers to switch.