Electrify America

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Alternating Currents: EV apps for charging and route planning need to be simplified

At the risk of sounding like an old fuddy duddy, get-off-my-lawn type of guy, I’m going to use this space this week to vent a frustration about EV ownership. Charging needs to be simpler. I don’t mean the physical act of plugging a charge cable into your car’s charge port. I mean the ancillary practices […]

by Bradley Brownell
12/2/2020
EV 101: Can a Tesla use an Electrify America fast charging station?

If you own a Tesla, you have the luxury of being able to rapidly top off your car at any Supercharger location. The Supercharger network is one of the main reasons why Teslas are so popular. But if you’re in an area that doesn’t have a Supercharger, you might need to charge elsewhere. Electrify America’s […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/25/2020
Electrify America’s Plug&Charge tech strikes at the heart of Tesla’s Supercharger simplicity

Using a Tesla Supercharger is a seamless process. Simply connect the car to the charging cable, and as long as there is a credit card associated with the owner’s Tesla account, the car will start charging and the card will be billed appropriately. Up until now, Tesla was the only one who could provide that […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/24/2020
Electrify America expands DCFC to Westfield shopping centers

Up until now, many high-speed Electrify America DC fast chargers were limited to areas along major routes so drivers could recharge on a journey. Following the Tesla Supercharger approach with early deployment, the company can cover the most space in the least time. Now, the company is expanding beyond that. In addition to the chargers […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/18/2020
Electrify America expanding midwest DC fast charging at Meijer locations

Having a Tesla Model 3 in the midwest, we often need to hit up a Supercharger. The Superchargers closest to where we live are all in the parking lots of Meijer locations. Now there’s a possibility those same stores will also support other electric vehicles. Electrify America announced that they are working with Meijer to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/9/2020
Electrify America introduces solar-powered charging in rural California

Where power is readily available, especially the 3 Phase required for fast charging, it is easy to add electric vehicle charging infrastructure. But what if there isn’t? What if you want to add a charging station where power isn’t easy to find? What if you want that power to be renewable? Then you need to […]

by Chad Kirchner
10/5/2020
Electrify America offering 3 years of free charging for VW ID. 4 owners

Are you eagerly awaiting the new crossover ID. 4 electric from Volkswagen? If you’re in the market to make the purchase, there is another reason why you might pull the trigger. You’ll get three years of unlimited charging on the Electrify America charging network. Electrify America will provide free charging on their DC fast-charging network […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/21/2020
Electrify America goes to pricing by the kWh in 23 states and reduces rates

When people first start looking into electric cars, they try to figure out where they’ll charge them when they’re on the go. DC fast charging is growing quickly, but curiously new owners will notice that instead of paying for the electricity used, they pay by the minute. What gives? By the minute fees, combined with […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/16/2020
Electrify America expands home EV charging options with Electrify Home

Electrify America provides charging stations across the United States. Electrify Canada does the same but, but you know, in Canada. Neither of these units provide home-based charging solutions, at least until now. Electrify Home, a new business unit of Electrify America, is here to do just that. Electrify Home will let potential customers purchase one […]

by Chad Kirchner
9/14/2020