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Electrify America Completes First Cross-Country Charging Station Route

Christian Wardlaw | Jun 24, 2020

Years after Tesla’s Supercharger network made it possible to drive an electric vehicle (EV) almost anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, Electrify America has announced completion of its first cross-country DC fast-charging network, expanding long-distance travel possibilities to more than just Tesla owners.

Electrify America Completes First Cross-Country Charging Station Route

Easy access to rapid charging without limitation is key to consumer adoption of electric vehicles. Anthony Lambkin, director of operations at Electrify America, said in a statement: “The completion of our first cross-country route in 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.”

The new route runs along Interstates 70 and 15 between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles. Electrify America says the average distance between charging locations is 70 miles, and DC fast chargers offering up to 350 kW of capacity are available. The route connects EV drivers to existing north-south DC fast-charger corridors between Miami and Portland, Maine (Interstate 95) and between San Diego and Seattle (Interstate 5).

Electrify America will open a second cross-country route by the end of the summer of 2020. It stretches between San Diego and Jacksonville, Florida along Interstates 8 and 10.

This news comes following an announcement by Ford that the new 2021 Mustang Mach-E electric SUV will include 250 kilowatt-hours of free DC fast charging through its FordPass Rewards smartphone app and the Electrify America network. This will pay for between three and five full charges of the Mach-E, providing up to 1,500 miles of driving based on the vehicle’s estimated driving range. Tesla recently discontinued its free Supercharger use offer, previously available to Model S and Model X owners.

Currently, Electrify America has 1,900 DC fast chargers operating across the U.S. By the end of 2021, the company plans to nearly double availability to 3,500 DC fast chargers across America.

The information in this article is from Electrify America and Ford Motor Company. It was accurate on June 24, 2020 but may have changed since that date.

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