The Express Charging Corridors Initiative, a collaboration of BMW, Volkswagen and charging operator ChargePoint, has installed a network of 95 DC fast charging stations along the most heavily-trafficked highways on the East and West Coasts of the US.
The corridors run primarily along I-95 on the East Coast, enabling EV travel from Boston through New York and Philadelphia to Washington DC; and along I-5 and Highway 101 on the West Coast, connecting Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Branches from the main corridors extend to popular destinations such as Cape Cod, the Hamptons, the Jersey Shore, Lake Tahoe, Napa, and Sonoma.
The chargers are strategically positioned both within and between metropolitan areas, spaced approximately 50 miles apart, in convenient locations with access to restaurants, shopping centers, rest stops, etc.
Each location along the Express Charging Corridors offers either 50 kW or 24 kW DC fast charging with SAE Combo connectors, and many also offer CHAdeMO connectors.
“At ChargePoint, we make driving electric an easy choice for anyone,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “The Express Charging Corridors extend the power of the existing ChargePoint network to simplify long-distance travel for EV drivers and enable more people to make an EV their primary vehicle.”