The new charging sites will be mainly California-based
Electrify America has announced a collaboration with nine additional companies to host more than 30 ultra-fast EV charging stations across the U.S.
The charging stations will be installed in leading grocery chains such as 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.
More than 20 of the new charging sites will be located in California with the remainder in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Washington.
“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.”
Electrify America plans to install 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 investments, ending December 31, 2021, the DC fast charging stations will be built in 29 metro areas, along high-traffic corridors in 46 states including the District of Columbia and two cross-country routes. Electrify America has earmarked US$2 billion to invest over ten years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education.
The EV chargers range in power from 150kW up to 350kW, which can charge capable vehicles at speeds up to 20 miles per minute. The chargers are also compatible with electric vehicles that can charge at power up to 150kW.