Electrify America Opening First Fast Charging Stations in California

by David Mowatt
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Electrify America has just announced that the Country Hills Shopping Plaza in Torrance, California will be the site of the first fast charging stations to open in the state.

As part of Electrify America’s electrification plan, they intend to install over 600 fast charging dispensers at approximately 160 charging stations in Torrance, California by June 2019. Electrify America also intends to build approximately 1,500 fast charging stations that will feature Level 2 chargers at various workplaces and multifamily residences in six other metropolitan areas.

The first nine fast charging stations in California are expected to launch by the end of this year. The first California locations for Electrify America’s fast charging stations are as follows:

  • Country Hill Shopping Plaza, 2965 Rolling Hills, Torrance, CA.
  • Montebello Plaza, 2401 W. Via Campo, Montebello, CA
  • Walmart Supercenter, 8465 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA
  • Novato Fair Shopping Center, 900 Diablo Ave., Novato, CA
  • Livermore-San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA
  • Madera-Walmart, 1077 W. Cleveland Ave., Madera, CA
  • Laguna, Village, 8785 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA
  • La Mirada, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA
  • America’s Best Value Inn, 3930 County Rd. 89, Dunnigan, CA

Electric vehicle owners will be able to check Electrify America’s charger locator website to confirm when the California chargers are available to the public.

In a recent statement, Brendan Jones, Chief Operating Officer of Electrify America, explained:

“The Country Hills station in Torrance is a great first step as we start to quicken the pace of construction and make more stations available to the public. The fast chargers that we are installing have the capability to charge an EV up to 20 miles of range a minute to a vehicle. Providing this kind of range confidence can be a game-changer in accelerating ZEV adoption in the U.S.”

According to Electrify America, the target locations for each charging station were identified using their proprietary station siting methodology, which predicts exactly where DC fast charging stations will be most needed by 2020.

The various locations Electrify America has chosen to install charging stations will be able to accommodate between four and ten chargers, which will be able to support power levels up to 350 kW. Electrify America intends for each planned charging station to be located no more than 120 miles apart, while the average distance between chargers located in California are estimated to be about 48 miles.

After Electrify America’s announcement to install electric vehicle chargers along the Ohio turnpike just last month, news of their work in California comes as a welcomed surprise. In their efforts to aid in the electrification of California, Electrify America becomes one step closer to reaching their coast-to-coast networking goals for 2019.

Source: Roadshow

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