TA, Electrify America Collab on EV Infrastructure

TA, Electrify America Collab on EV Infrastructure

TravelCenters of America and Electrify America intend to install DC fast chargers nationwide.

Full-service travel center network TravelCenters of America, Inc. (TA) announced an agreement with Electrify America to offer electric vehicle charging at select TA/Petro locations, with the first stations planned to be deployed in 2023. Electrify America is the largest open direct current fast-charging network in the U.S., TravelCenters of America says.

Together, TA and Electrify America say they are dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of motorists and are charging toward a more sustainable future.

With a goal of installing approximately 1,000 individual chargers at 200 locations along major highways over five years, TA says it will purchase Electrify America’s DC (Direct Current) fast chargers. Electrify America will install, operate and maintain the charging stations at TA/Petro locations, through its Electrify Commercial business unit. Electrify America will manage the entire process to design and develop the charging stations – obtaining permitting approvals, providing warranty and 24/7 support services, and conducting onsite maintenance, the company says. TA will be included on the Electrify America charging network, allowing customers to access and pay for charging through the Electrify America app.

The network of charging stations will be open to almost all brands of EV vehicles and can deliver up to 350 kW to capable vehicles – some of the fastest charging speeds commercially available, TA says. The new charging stations help to provide range confidence to EV motorists traveling long distances by expanding access to hyper-fast charging, exemplifying TA’s commitment to providing accessible and reliable chargers to allow EV motorists stay on the go.

“TA’s large locations with expansive amenities are attractive to EV motorists and we are committed to expanding our EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growing number of EV drivers over time,” said Jon Pertchik, chief executive officer of TravelCenters of America. “Our agreement with best-in-class Electrify America provides an unmatched offering of excellence in locations, service and support.”

“Electrify America is pleased to collaborate with an industry leader like TravelCenters of America to provide the critical infrastructure needed for EV drivers of today and tomorrow,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer of Electrify America. “Our combined strengths allow us to take bigger steps toward our shared vision of a more sustainable future.”

For more information, visit www.ta-petro.com and www.electrifyamerica.com

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