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English Español USA: Electrify America completes first of two EV fast charging cross-country routes

The route spans 11 states from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Electrify America’s second route is to be completed by September this year.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Electrify America announced the completion of its first cross-country route in the United States, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the country. It is the first of two cross-country routes the network will complete this year, and spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to the nation’s capital Washington D.C.

The first cross-country route travels along Interstates 15 and 70, providing high-powered chargers with speeds up to 350kW. Electrify America charging stations are on average about 70 miles apart, in metro areas and near highway routes.

“Electrify America’s primary goal has always been to advance electric vehicle adoption in the U.S., and that starts by instilling feelings of confidence and freedom in consumers when it comes to EV ownership,” said Anthony Lambkin, director of operations at Electrify America. “The completion of our first cross-country route is a significant step towards that goal – by making long-distance travel in an EV a reality, we hope to encourage more consumers to make the switch to electric.”

To date, Electrify America has more than 435 operational charging stations with over 1,900 DC fast chargers, and another 100+ sites in development. Of the completed charging stations, more than 300 are located near major highways.

By the end of 2021, Electrify America plans to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging stations with about 3,500 DC fast chargers.

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