What are the different types of EV chargers, in general?

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.

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1. What’s the deal with EV chargers around the Richins Building and Kimball Junction Transit Center?
2. What are the different types of EV chargers, in general?
3. How long does it take to get a full charge on most EVs?
4. Are there enough chargers in the community to charge my electric vehicle?
5. Why does Summit County own and operate EV chargers?
6. Do I have to pay to use County owned EV charging stations?
7. Why do I have to pay to use the County-owned fast chargers?
8. How do I charge my EV?
9. What should I do if my vehicle is not charging?