Electrify America Launches Its 1st EV Fast Charging Station in Hawaii
Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs
Published March 16, 2023
Electrify America opened its first fast charging station in Hawaii, which means the network is now present in 47 states plus the District of Columbia.
The new charging station is in Pearl City on the island of Oahu and features four 150-kilowatt chargers. Because it is an island, there was no need to install the 350-kW chargers.
A map on Electrify America's website indicates there are two more charging stations planned on Oahu, one in Kapolei and one in Honolulu. There is no info about the other islands.
According to the company, its network is the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., and currently includes 800 stations and another 112 coming soon, with 4,379 individual chargers and 116 Level 2 AC charging points.
In the following year, Electrify America and Electrify Canada expect to expand the network significantly. By 2026, the number of stations in the U.S. and Canada should exceed 1,800, while the number of individual chargers should exceed 10,000.
It means the average number of DC fast charging stalls is expected to remain the same---around 5.5 stalls per station.
The other large DC fast charging networks in the U.S. are EVgo and ChargePoint. Electrify America will likely also have to compete soon with the Tesla Supercharging network, which will be opened to non-Tesla EVs and equipped with CCS1-compatible plugs.