Electrify America has completed its first coast-to-coast route, from Los Angeles to Washington DC. The electrified highway spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles, running along Interstates 15 and 70. Electrify America charging stations, which feature DC fast chargers with speeds up to 350 kW, are on average about 70 miles apart, in metro areas and near highway routes located conveniently by shopping and dining amenities.
Electrify America plans to open a second cross-country route by the end of this summer, from Jacksonville to San Diego, starting near I-10 and finishing along I-8. The network already includes a route covering much of the East Coast via I-95 from Portland, Maine to Miami, and another that unites the West Coast along I-5 from Seattle to San Diego.
To date, Electrify America has more than 435 operational charging stations with over 1,900 DC fast chargers, and over 100 more sites in development. By the end of 2021, the network plans to install or have under development approximately 800 charging stations with about 3,500 DC fast chargers.
“Electrify America’s primary goal has always been to advance electric vehicle adoption in the US, and that starts by instilling feelings of confidence and freedom in consumers when it comes to EV ownership,” said Director of Operations Anthony Lambkin. “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.”
Source: Electrify America