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Electrify America opens its 200th EV charging station in California

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Electrify America has opened one of its largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to date, which will feature 14 ultra-fast chargers with solar canopies at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California. 
Electrify America opens its 200th EV charging station in California
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In just over three years, Electrify America has reached the milestone of 200 ultra-fast EV charging stations and over 830 individual chargers in California – one of the largest markets in the world for zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). The company is continuing its long-term investment in the state with convenient and accessible locations like the prominent shopping and dining destination, Westfield Valley Fair. It has committed to invest $800 million in charging network infrastructure, education, and awareness initiatives in California over ten years.

“This premier charging station, with one of our largest offerings of chargers and solar canopy technology, is another step in Electrify America’s journey to provide a seamless and innovative EV charging experience for consumers, while also taking measures to reduce the impact on the electrical grid” said Anthony Lambkin, senior director of operations at Electrify America.

The 14 ultra-fast chargers available at this location will range in power from 150 kilowatt (kW) to 350kW – the fastest charging speed currently available. The solar canopies above the chargers will provide customers with protection from the elements while being able to reduce electricity draw from the local utility. The solar panels charge a battery energy storage system (BESS) which can store power when electricity costs are low and supplement power during high points of consumption, minimising impact on the electrical grid.

The installation is part of Electrify America’s plans to build charging stations at 17 Westfield locations, offering more than 100 individual chargers across seven US states by the end of 2022. Westfield Valley Fair will be the first Westfield location to offer curbside meals delivered from the mall restaurants to the charging location with the service to be offered across other Westfield locations in the future.

Electrify America has more than 670 charging stations across the US, with nearly 2,900 individual DC fast chargers. Since opening its first charging stations in May 2018, the company has opened an average of nearly four stations per week. By the end of 2025, Electrify America plans to more than double its infrastructure with 1,700 charging stations comprised of 9,500 individual chargers in the United States.

In additional news, the company has announced it has been selected to operate the John F. Kennedy International Airport Electric Vehicle charging station for New York Power Authority (NYPA) in Queens, New York.

This new charging station is conveniently located in the cell phone waiting lot at JFK airport and features ten ultra-fast 150-kilowatt (kW) chargers. EVolve NY customers can pay for use at the station via credit or debit cards, or by using the Electrify America mobile app. Drivers are also supported by Electrify America’s 24/7 customer contact centre.

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