Electrify America Debuts Cross-Country EV Charging Route
Planning a zero-waste road trip for later this year or sometime next year? Now, you can make your trip a zero-emission one, as well, thanks to Electrify America’s newly-completed cross-country electric vehicle charging route.
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A tale of two routes
According to Engadget’s Christine Fisher, the recently-completed EV charging route spans 2,700 miles and stretches from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles. Each charging station is about 70 miles from the next one, to prevent road-trippers from getting stranded due to a dead battery.
This route is the first of two cross-country charging routes that Electrify America has been working on. The company is still completing the second route, which will span from Jacksonville to San Diego. When it’s finished though, it will provide a more accessible EV charging network for road-trippers who live in the southern states. The second route has a scheduled completion date of September, as Fisher confirms.
Electrify America’s chargers are compatible with all EV models. This gives the two routes an advantage on brand-specific charging networks like Tesla’s.
An electric vision for U.S. drivers
Anthony Lambkin, director of operations at Electrify America, articulates the company’s goal for both cross-country routes. He expressed that the routes will boost American consumers’ confidence about EV ownership. They will also help reduce range anxiety when driving an EV on long road trips. “By making long-distance travel in an EV a reality, we hope to encourage more consumers to make the switch to electric.”
According to Electrek’s Bradley Berman, the two cross-country routes are part of the company’s overarching ambitions for the next two years. Electrify America plans to establish (or at least lay the groundwork for) approximately 800 charging locations and 3,500 DC fast chargers.
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