Governments,
utilities, and automakers are increasingly supporting commercial charging
infrastructure deployments. While most vehicle charging today occurs at a
driver’s personal home charger, many stakeholders looking to spur demand for
plug-in EVs (PEVs) believe that widespread, convenient charging accessibility
is critical to attaining this goal. Stakeholders have thus supported the
rollout of public charging sites and installations at office buildings, parking
garages, and other locations where the charging site owner is seeing demand
from the growing number of PEV drivers.

 

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The Navigant
report lists the companies leading the way toward the charging infrastructure
for electric vehicles.

 

The commercial
charging market has attracted a wide variety of vendors offering a range of
solutions. Five years ago, there was a glut of players targeting this market.
The landscape has since changed, with some large companies dropping out and
smaller ones closing their doors or merging. At the same time, the commercial
charging market itself is evolving. In some markets, governments and utilities are
shifting focus from public charging to multi-unit dwelling and workplace
charging access. The introduction of long-range battery EVs (BEVs) is prompting
interest in fast chargers, with automakers committing to major investments.
Charging companies will need to be able to take advantage of these trends. They
also need to prepare for a time when the market must be self-sustaining, with a
clear business model to support commercial charging services.

 

This Navigant
Research Leaderboard Report
examines the strategy and execution of 12
leading providers of public charging networks and EV charging services in major
PEV markets. These suppliers are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market
strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic strategy; market presence;
marketing and distribution; product performance and reliability; product and
service capabilities; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary Leaderboard
methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing
industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative
strengths and weaknesses in the current commercial charging services market.

The report, Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: EV Charging Network
Companies
, examines the strategy and execution of 12
leading providers of public charging networks and EV charging services in major
PEV markets. These suppliers are rated on 10 criteria: vision; go-to-market
strategy; partners; product strategy; geographic strategy; market presence;
marketing and distribution; product performance and reliability; product and
service capabilities; and staying power. Using Navigant Research’s proprietary
Leaderboard methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal
of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these
companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the current commercial charging
services market.