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Volkswagen Begins Installing Chargers Under Electrify America Plan
. . . In total, eight units were installed in the Washington, D.C. area last month:
Pentagon City Fashion Centre in Arlington, Virginia;
Ashburn Village Center in Ashburn, Virginia;
Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets in Leesburg, Virginia;
Newgate Shopping Center in Centreville, Virginia;
Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center in Woodbridge, Virginia;
Dulles Town Circle in Dulles, Virginia;
Bowie Town Center in Bowie, Maryland;
St. Charles Towne Center in Waldorf, Maryland.
By September, 50 more stations are to be available in 10 metro markets: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), Seattle and Washington D.C.
Currently Volkswagen is installing dual-head (CCS Combo / CHAdeMO) units, with a 50 kW output.
Later there will be also 150 kW chargers in metros, and up to 350kW charging along highways – a step change in the EV charging infrastructure we are really looking forward too (as well as EVs that can actually handle that kind of energy transfer). Suppliers of the hardware today are BTC Power and ABB.
Chargers are connected to the EVgo charging network, however Electrify America hints at its own network in the future. . . .
The above implies that they are putting in single units at each location, which we know is pretty much doomed to failure, as no one will trust them to be available when needed. At least they do seem aware of the need for multiple high-power charging stalls on inter-city routes, as the plan calls for 4-10 150 and/or 320kW stalls per station, spaced an average of 66 miles and no more than 120 miles apart. Direct link to VW's
Plan: Cycle 1
is here: [url]file:///C:/Users/Patron/Downloads/National%20ZEV%20Investment%20Plan.pdf[/url]