Expansion in Major Cities: Company’s Nationwide Strategy
The NACS Supercharger stations by Tesla have gained dominance across the nation, however the Volkswagen Group’s Electrify America is determined to keep up with its introduction of a new indoor charging facility. This newly launched charging hub, situated in California – the leading state in EV adaptation, showcases DC fast chargers with protective shields from external elements.
The latest addition to Electrify America’s charging network can be found at 928 Harrison Street in San Francisco, conveniently located just two blocks away from the Bay Bridge. Set to launch on February 9, this state-of-the-art indoor facility will offer round-the-clock availability for electric vehicle (EV) owners in the bustling South Market neighborhood, with a total of 20 fast-charging stations delivering up to a powerful 350 kilowatts. Furthermore, the facility comes equipped with continuous monitoring and top-notch security measures for added peace of mind.
Those who possess a VW ID.4, Kia EV6, BMW i5, or any other electric vehicle that is compatible can enjoy the amenities of a cozy lounge while waiting. The lounge offers a pleasant and regulated temperature, as well as vending options for food and drinks. Additionally, high-speed Wi-Fi is provided free of charge for guests, and there are restrooms equipped with stations for changing babies.
“We have a strong dedication to ensuring that electric vehicles (EVs) are available to everyone, especially in heavily populated cities such as San Francisco,” stated Robert Barrosa, the president and CEO of Electrify America. “Our extensive experience in constructing over 250 charging stations in California and more than 900 throughout North America puts us in a unique position to bring top-notch charging infrastructure directly into neighborhoods where individuals reside and work, ultimately promoting the adoption of EVs across the state.”
The announcement did not disclose whether the indoor flagship charging facility is equipped with NACS connectors, however Electrify America has previously declared their commitment to incorporating them by 2025. Additionally, the corporation intends to construct additional similar establishments in major urban centers across the country.
As the number of EVs on the road continues to grow, it is natural that there is a growing need for improved and expanded charging infrastructure. Electrify America is not the lone player in this field, as other EV charging companies also strive to enhance the EV ownership experience. Mercedes-Benz has disclosed plans for a luxurious charging hub in Atlanta that will cater to all electric vehicle brands, while Tesla is currently building a Supercharging station in Los Angeles complete with a diner and drive-in cinema.