Open and Closed Networks Explained: When it comes to commercial electric vehicle charging, you have two options: open or closed network. This distinction seems unimportant, but it’s actually vital to your property’s investment that you choose the right one.
Open networks like SemaConnect allow all EV drivers to use a station, whether they download a specific mobile app, use a membership card, or pay with a normal credit card. They’re open to use with any preferred driver program.
Closed networks only allow drivers who join their proprietary charging program to use their stations. They exclude the large majority of drivers and lock in property managers to using their program.
Are open or closed charging networks better for you?
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