Just like residential ones, commercial charging stations have different classifications based on charging speeds and data communications. Level I EV charging stations are a slower option, adding 3 to 5 miles per charging hour. Level II stations are faster, offering 12 to 40 miles of travel per hour of charging. They use 240V and 30amp electricity. These are pretty standard at commercial properties.
Level III stations are also known as DC Fast Chargers, and they can add 35 to over 100 miles of travel per hour of charging. Of course, these require more energy and are more expensive to install. Also, not all electric cars are compatible with DC Fast Chargers.
In addition to charging speeds, smart charging has also become a standard of comparison when it comes to EV charging stations. Through data communications, you are now able to restrict access to approved members, such as the residents of your residential complex, set custom pricing, monitor the stations’ health and more.