The first of two cross-country routes to be completed this year, it spans 11 states and over 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to Washington DC.
Electrify America has announced it has completed its first coast-to-coast route of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across the US.
The company, which claims to operate the largest open DC fast charging network in the country, plans to have a second cross-country route across the south open by September where EV drivers can travel from Jacksonville to San Diego.
The first route spans 11 states and covers 2,700 miles to take drivers from Los Angeles to the nation’s capital Washington DC.
According to the network, to ensure EV drivers feel empowered in their ability to travel throughout the country, its charging stations are positioned about 70 miles apart, on average. The high-powered chargers offer speeds of up to 350kW.
“Electrify America’s primary goal has always been to advance electric vehicle adoption in the US, and that starts by instilling feelings of confidence and freedom in consumers when it comes to EV ownership,” said Anthony Lambkin, director of operations.
“The completion of our first cross-country route is 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.”
By the end of summer, EV drivers will be able to travel across the southern portion of the US from Jacksonville to San Diego, on interstate highways starting near 1-10 and finishing along 1-8.
Electrify America said it already offers a major route covering much of the East Coast via Interstate 95 from Portland, Maine, to Miami, Florida, and has completed a West Coast route along Interstate 5 from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California.
To date, Electrify America claims to have installed some 435 operational charging stations with more than 1,900 DC fast chargers with another 100 sites in development. Of the completed charging stations, more than 300 are located near major highways to accommodate regional and cross-country travel.
By the end of 2021, Electrify America plans to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging stations with about 3,500 DC fast chargers.