TravelCenters of America (Nasdaq: TA), which operates a network of 281 travel centers (truck stops, to use the old-fashioned term) in 44 states under the TA, Petro and TA Express brands, is working with Electrify America to deploy DC fast charging at select TA/Petro locations.
TA aims to install some 1,000 chargers at 200 locations along major highways over five years. Electrify America will provide its branded DC fast chargers, and will install, operate and maintain the charging stations through its Electrify Commercial business unit. The company will manage the entire process, obtaining permitting approvals, providing warranty and support services, and conducting on-site maintenance.
The EA chargers feature charging speeds of up to 350 kW, and support the Plug and Charge seamless payment standard. Customers will be able to locate and pay for charging through the Electrify America app. The first stations are to open later this year.
“TA’s large locations with expansive amenities are attractive to EV motorists, and we are committed to expanding our EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growing number of EV drivers,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TravelCenters of America. “Our agreement with best-in-class Electrify America provides an unmatched offering of excellence in locations, service and support.”
“Electrify America is pleased to collaborate with an industry leader like TravelCenters of America to provide the critical infrastructure needed for EV drivers of today and tomorrow,” said Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America. “Our combined strengths allow us to take bigger steps toward our shared vision of a more sustainable future.”
Source: TravelCenters of America