As the adoption rate of electric vehicles picks up and the network of fast-charge stations gets built out, the conversation around proprietary standards versus open networks becomes louder.

Companies like Tesla do their own thing, building out ultra fast chargers with the prospect of free electricity and swappable batteries.  NRG’s EVGo and ChargePoint establish their own proprietary networks, while companies such as Greenlots – and much of Europe – argue for open standards.  Sooner or later, this issue around the fast charging stations, and who has access to what, will get settled.

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