EV Charging Station Ownership Options

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Two Options

Site Host-Owned

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Under the site host-owned model, the charging infrastructure is purchased, installed, and maintained by the site host. 

  • The benefit to this option is that the site host maintains full control over the station and keeps all of the revenue the station provides

  • The downside is that the site host is responsible for all associated costs, maintenance, and transaction fees.

Third-Party Ownership

Third party-ownership minimizes or eliminates the site host’s costs and responsibilities—while still delivering all of the benefits that hosting EV charging on-site provides.

  • Charging infrastructure is owned, installed, and maintained by the third party.  

  • Most third-party EV networks will pay 100% of the upfront capital investment for the design and installation of new charging stations.  They will also handle all maintenance and upkeep costs.

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EV Charging Networks

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Alco Charging Solutions

  • Alco Charging Solutions, LLC. (ACS), a subsidiary of Alco Building Solutions, Inc. (ABS), is exclusively focused on serving the Electric Vehicle Charging market in North America.

  • ACS has built a strong reputation relative to electrification initiatives based on the team's technical knowledge, customer-centric focus and commitment to flawless craftsmanship.

  • Our certified and  licensed electricians and engineers are experts in EV charging planning and road mapping, engineering, implementation, incentive/grant procurement, construction and aftercare. 

  • And, since we are not tied to any one network or manufacturer, we are completely product agnostic.

Electrify America

  • Electrify America, owned by the Volkswagen Group of America, is currently the largest public fast charging network in the U.S.

  • The network doesn’t require a membership, but offers a discount to subscribers. 

  • Electrify America is also the only comprehensive DC Fast Charging network that allows drivers to take a non-Tesla EV on a road trip virtually anywhere in the U.S.

  • Ford has partnered with Electrify America.  All Mustang Mach-E owners receive 250 kWh of free DC Fast Charging at Electrify America's stations.

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Supercharger (Tesla)

  • With 35,000+ Superchargers, Tesla owns and operates the largest global, fast charging network in the world.

  • Tesla’s Supercharger network can only be used by Tesla’s vehicles currently. (Tesla plans to open it up to all EVs shortly.)

  • Tesla’s most powerful Superchargers currently max out at 250 kW, which equates to about 200 miles of range in 15 minutes.


  • EVgo currently has 850 fast-charging stations in 60+ metropolitan areas in the U.S.

  • EVgo provides access to their network without a subscription—although network subscribers receive a discount for DC Fast Charging. 

  • EVgo’s fast-charging stations deliver speeds between 100 kW and 350 kW.

  • General Motors partnered with EVgo to install more than 2,700 DC Fast Charging stations by 2025.

  • The locations will have an average of four charging ports per site, each capable of delivering 350 kW.

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Francis Energy

  • Francis Energy owns and operates 545 DC Fast Charging ports nationwide. It is currently working on additional fast-charging projects in 24 U.S. states.

  • Their chargers are compatible with every major electric vehicle through CCS and CHAdeMO charging plugs and can deliver up to 800 miles per hour of charge.

  • The company's goal is to continue to expand across America’s heartland to help reduce range anxiety and increase EV adoption in areas where EV charging infrastructure is lacking.

Greenlots/Shell Recharge

  • Greenlots was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell in 2019 and was rebranded as Shell Recharge Solutions in  2022.

  • Through industry partnerships, the company launched an expansive bi-lateral roaming network that provides access to more than 57,000 charging points across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Shell Recharge currently operates 3,000 fast-charging ports in the U.S. 

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