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Electrify America Network

Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:25 pm

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Re: Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:01 pm

Via GCC:
Electrify America selects ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet to supply 150/350 kW EV fast chargers
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180417-ea.html

. . . The charging equipment suppliers will share delivery of more than 2,000 chargers across 484 stations in the US. The charging systems will offer the first certified cooled-cable 150/350 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Charger. Electric vehicle chargers that offer this kind of power deliver energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute of charge at 350 kW—seven times faster than today’s 50 kW DC chargers. . . .

All charging stations will offer a CHAdeMO (50kW) connector, plus additional dual-handle chargers with CCS1 (50 to 150kW or350 kW) connectors, ensuring that all fast charging capable cars will be able to use the Electrify America stations. . . .

The chargers have been custom-designed for Electrify America and have several advanced features including liquid-cooled cables. This is the first time that liquid cooled CCS1 charging cables have received certification. The cooling is a key factor in enabling higher-amperage charging without a significant increase in the cable thickness for charging power at and above 150kW from 350 amps.
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Re: Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:52 pm

"As more utilities wake up to the consumer and corporate hunger for low-carbon energy and transportation alternatives, more are moving proactively to ensure that they’re not left behind. One of the biggest signposts yet came Tuesday in the form of a "significant investment" by Energy Impact Partners (EIP) in nine-year-old electric vehicle charging company Greenlots.

Although the amount of the infusion wasn’t disclosed, EIP CEO and managing partner Hans Kobler described it as a "meaningful commitment from the fund," which was established to invest in companies that are creating technologies or services that optimize energy consumption or that contribute to sustainable generation.

The companies behind EIP include these global utility and power companies: Southern Company; National Grid; Xcel Energy; Ameren; Great Plains Energy; Fortis; AGL; Avista; Madison Gas and Electric; TEPCO; PTT Public Co.; OGE; and Transcanada.

All of these organizations have a vested interest in the rollout of EV charging infrastructure and could benefit from new services as this mode of transportation becomes more prevalent."

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/utility-coalition-invests-ev-charging-firm-greenlots

Greenlots designs and develops charging infrastructure, payments, smart grid and energy management solutions for electric vehicles.

Since Greenlots was founded in 2008, it has participated in 3 rounds of funding. In total Greenlots has raised $13.4M in funding. Greenlots' last funding round was on Jul 2017 for a total of $10.3M Greenlots's headquarters is in West Hollywood, California. Greenlots has a revenue of $3M, and 20 employees. Greenlots's main competitors are Volta Charging, EVgo, ChargePoint and Blink Charging.

https://www.owler.com/company/greenlots
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Re: Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:09 pm

Via GCC:
Electrify America installing 150/350 kW fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/201080418-walmart.html

Electrify America will install electric vehicle fast chargers at more than 100 Walmart locations across 34 states by June 2019. . . .
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Re: Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:12 am

Useful to note for the upcoming 60 kWh LEAF: these Electrify America chargers will eventually support 100 kW CHAdeMO

https://electricrevs.com/2018/04/18/ele ... w-chademo/

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Re: Electrify America Network

Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:49 pm

I've changed the thread title so that we have a single topic in which to post all Electrify America-related info.

Via GCC:
Electrify America partners with >100 major retail, convenience & refueling locations in US to install ultra-fast chargers
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/04/20180423-ea.html

Electrify America will be installing ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience and refueling locations across the US, increasing the convenience for consumers who drive or are considering purchasing an electric vehicle. Each location will offer multiple chargers.

Initial partners include major retail companies Target Corporation, Brixmor Property Group, Kimco Realty Corporation and DDR Corporation. In addition to these are major convenience and refueling partners including Sheetz, Inc., Casey’s General Stores Inc., and Global Partners LP’s Alltown. . . .

Through these relationships and others, Electrify America plans to deploy more than 2,000 DC Fast Chargers at up to 484 stations near retail, dining, parking and other facilities that offer convenience and amenities for EV drivers. All the chargers in this Cycle 1 investment will be installed or under development by the end of the cycle in June 2019. . . .

As the first partner to sign with Electrify America to host charging locations, Brixmor Property Group’s Chicopee Marketplace, in Chicopee, MA, will also be the first location to install an Electrify America charging system with the first certified cooled-cable 350kW charger in the United States.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:22 pm

^^^ Via IEVS:
Electrify America’s First 350 kW Ultra-Fast Charger Opens Tomorrow
https://insideevs.com/electrify-americas-first-350-kw-ultra-fast-charger-to-be-launched-on-april-25/

A more detailed discussion of the rationale and plans, as well as a map showing the 17 metro areas they're starting with, can be found at GCR:
Electrify America maps out charging network to rival Tesla Superchargers
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116375_electrify-america-maps-out-charging-network-to-rival-tesla-superchargers
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:03 am

I don't believe any projections of new charging stations until I see them. I know of chargepoint, which is the best, and EVGO, which is a ripoff....

I will belive it when I see it...

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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:41 am

EVGO has changed their pricing. Much better deal.
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Re: Electrify America Network

Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:20 pm

WetEV wrote:EVGO has changed their pricing. Much better deal.

Indeed, although we'll have to see what their QC pricing is once the special ends, but they've said their prices for L2 won't change. There's also a lot more flexibility now in switching plans.
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