2019 Ascent Touring (CWP)
The majority of chargers out there in "public" are owned by private entities...'not sure they would make any kind of investment/deployment if they could not generate income from them. Someone has to pay for the power. Yes, some places are subsidizing because they feel there is a good business case to do so, but organizations that have and are going to deploy charging infrastructure have to generate a rate of return or shareholders will, um...be unhappy. There will, however, be funding available to help with the deployment (in the US) from the recent infrastructure legislation, AFAIK. I haven't seen the details, however.IMO any charger out in the public should be free to charge.
BTW, Tesla's SuperCharger network isn't free for most new buyers for awhile now. That benefit was only extended to the top end models and the majority of sales/leases these days are Model 3/Model Y which generally do not come with the benefit, AFAIK.