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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 16:57

Electrify America Announces its ‘Boost Plan’ to More than Double its Current EV Charging Network by End of 2025

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Electrify America on July 13 announced its "Boost Plan" to more than double its current electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the U.S. and Canada, with plans to have more than 1,800 fast charging stations and 10,000 individual chargers installed by the end of 2025.

The expansion will increase the deployment of 150 and 350 kilowatt chargers---the fastest speed available today---and help pave the way for more electric vehicles in North America.

 

The announcement expands Electrify America's previous commitment to invest $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access in the U.S. In addition to adding to its existing network in the U.S., Electrify America will also expand its Electrify Canada charging network, which began installations in 2019.  

 

Both initiatives are part of a global announcement July 13 by parent company Volkswagen Group to substantially increase public charging infrastructure in North America, Asia and Europe. 

 

"We have decided to double our current charging infrastructure in North America over the next four years to help meet the need for the rapid growth expected of electric vehicles by virtually all the auto manufacturers, and to help make EV adoption more accessible and attractive than ever," said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO, Electrify America. "We are making this commitment to support the plans by major automakers and the U.S. and Canadian governments to help the transformation to an electric mobility transportation system."

 

Electrify America is the largest, open DC (Direct Current) Fast Charging network in the U.S. This new commitment builds on the company's plans to have about 800 charging stations and approximately 3,500 individual chargers in the U.S. by the end of 2021 and will increase the total number of charging stations to more than 1,700 and 9,500 individual chargers by the end of 2025.

 

The company has installed on average four stations per week since its first charging station opened a little more than three years ago in May 2018.
 
As part of the expansion, Electrify America will not only multiply its presence in established U.S. regions, but also add the states of...


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