Electric vehicle charging station, also known as EV charging station, is a link in the infrastructure that provides electricity for charging electric vehicles, such as plug-in electric vehicles (including pure electric vehicles, short-distance electric vehicles) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles Type of electric vehicle. In homes or offices, some electric vehicles have on-board converters that can be plugged into standard power outlets or high-capacity electrical outlets. For other types of electric vehicles, there may be charging stations that must be used or can be used to provide power conversion, monitoring or safety functions. These sites are also needed when traveling, and many sites support faster charging at higher voltages and currents than residential EVSEs. Public charging stations are usually street-side facilities provided by power companies, and may be located in retail shopping centers and operated by numerous private companies.