Electrify America Coming to More U.S. Cities from July 2019

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Electrify America, already one of the largest EV charging stations operators in the U.S., announced last week the beginning of the next stage in its expansion plan.
Aiming to ultimately fill city streets and highways with charging points for EVs regardles off make and model, Electrify is already present in a double-digit number of cities. That network will expand even further, as the network will move from July this year in previous uncharted territories like Atlanta, Baltimore, Honolulu, Las Vegas or Phoenix.

In addition to these new locations, the existing infrastructure elsewhere will be strengthened over the next two and a half years with the help of a $300 million investment.

The push to cover all corners of big metro areas is based on the company's predictions that about 50 percent of electric cars in operation will be based there.

In addition to dealing with hardware, Electrify America, an entity set up and backed by Volkswagen, will try in the coming months to increase the appeal for EVs by flooding the media with what it calls brand-neutral campaigns.

“At Electrify America, we understand that we have a significant role to play in bringing the United States into the age of electric cars,” said in a statement Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer of Electrify America. “

"This Cycle 2 plan allows us to further accelerate progress on our goal of making electric vehicle charging more available, more accessible and easier for drivers to use.” 

The company’s initial plans called for the investment of $2 billion in infrastructure by 2027. There were plans to deploy 2,000 chargers across 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas (a number already exceeded) and on highways in 39 states by the end of 2019.

Electrify America’s expansion plans for this year include the purchase of Tesla 210 kW battery systems with roughly 350 kWh capacity to be used at 100 stations across the country.
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