On June 22, 2017, Electrify America announced that they had installed their first EV charging stations at eight locations in the Washington, DC area. These dual-port CCS/CHAdeMO chargers were upgrades to existing stations in Maryland and Virginia placed in cooperation with EVgo.
Electrify America was set up by Volkswagen to fund and administer a planned $2 billion investment in electric vehicle infrastructure and awareness projects as part of settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board over allegations of cheating on its diesel vehicle emissions tests.
The June announcement stated that 50 stations were to open in 10 cities by September. To date, 32 stations have been installed in five cities with one more to be finished soon according to figures supplied to PlugInSites by Electrify America.
These 33 fast chargers will complete this stage of the project instead of the planned 50.
Electrify America made another announcement on December 18, 2017 stating that it will install more than 2,800 Level 2 charging stations at approximately 500 sites. Three companies were selected to build, operate and maintain these sites to be located at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings.
SemaConnect, EV Connect and Greenlots are the companies that were chosen to work with developers, office building managers and other potential site hosts in six California metropolitan areas – Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose – as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington, DC.
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