There are three main types of chargers: Level 1, Level 2, and “fast charging.” Level 1 charging is most often used at home, Level 2 charging is common among public chargers and for fleets not requiring a fast charge. Many charging networks and charging corridors utilize fast chargers. Check out these two links to learn more:
Summit County charging locations have both Level 2 and fast chargers.
Another distinction in types of chargers is those that are networked (or “smart”) and those that are non-networked. Networking involves a hardwire or wireless connection that enables more sophisticated data collection and usage tracking, as well as the collection of fees for use, such as a $/energy use fee, a flat fee per charging session, an “idle” fee when the car is plugged in but done charging, and more.