Electrify America to expand fast-charging network under new partnerships
Electric charging network Electrify America is collaborating with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations.
The new stations will be in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Washington.
Electrify America’s charging stations will be installed at a variety of locations including leading grocery chains Kroger and The Save Mart Companies; real estate investment trusts (REIT) including Federal Realty Investment Trust, Fulcrum Property, ShopCore Properties, ValueRock Realty Partners, The Macerich Company and Washington Prime Group; and Pan-Cal Corporation, a real estate development and investment company.
“Electrify America is excited to work with this diverse set of companies as we accelerate the pace of electric vehicle charging station installations across the country,” said Rachel Moses, senior manager site acquisition and development at Electrify America. “We thoughtfully select locations for our charging stations to offer customers convenience and access to additional amenities, and believe that these new locations will appeal to a wide range of existing and future electric vehicle owners.”
The plans will mean Electrify America will have installes or have under development 484 charging station sites featuring more than 2,000 ultra-fast chargers by July 2019. In the first two phases of the company’s investments ending December 31, 2021, Electrify America’s DC fast charging stations are expected to be located in 29 metro areas, along high-traffic corridors in 46 states including the District of Columbia and two cross-country routes. The company is investing $2 billion over ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education.
With a focus on both future and present-day electric vehicles, Electrify America’s chargers range in power from 150 kilowatts (kW) up to 350kW, which can charge capable vehicles at speeds up to 20 miles per minute.