Volkswagen’s subsidiary Electrify America plans to install 2,800 EV charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019.
This investment by Electrify America is its first targeting multifamily and workplace locations and is part of Electrify America’s plan to invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in zero emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness.
Electrify America said it has selected charging station companies SemaConnect, EV Connect and Greenlots to install them.
Greenlots will provide end-to-end deployment of EV charging infrastructure for up to 900 stations in metropolitan areas including Boston, Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego. Greenlots will work with businesses and facility owners to provide turnkey charging stations, making it easy for property owners to offer EV charging.
Electrify America selected EV Connect to acquire, install and manage at least 630 charging ports at multi-unit dwelling and workplace sites within the greater New York City, Los Angeles, San Jose and Raleigh markets. The award and subsequent agreement between Electrify America and EV Connect includes ten years of software, hardware maintenance and on-going management services for these locations.
SemaConnect has also won the opportunity to help Electrify America build a premier network of workplace and multifamily EV charging stations in 12 cities across the United States. SemaConnect’s award includes performing full lifecycle services for Electrify America, including project site selection, site design, EV charging equipment delivery, site construction and on-going network and maintenance services for the duration of the Electrify America 10 year program. In performing these program management responsibilities, SemaConnect will tap leading workplace and multifamily commercial property firms to identify host sites across 12 target cites which include: Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Electrify America’s deployment is the latest milestone in the global expansion of charging infrastructure and EV availability. Global policy leaders from many countries, including China, France and the United Kingdom, are joining with global automakers. Electrify America’s community-based charging stations will boost public access by using nonproprietary connectors and charging protocols.