Electrify Commercial will provide its industry-leading charging equipment, networking, and customized services to support Arizona Public Service Company (APS) with its Take Charge AZ investment in electric vehicle fast charging. The project includes five new charging stations with four individual chargers each, for a total of 20 ultra-fast chargers across the state.
The announcement follows the recent launch of Electrify Commercial, a new business unit from Electrify America designed to help deliver turnkey EV charging solutions to businesses, utilities and government entities. The network reached an unprecedented construction pace in the EV industry with the commissioning of one station per business day in 2020, despite the pandemic. Electrify America is also the only CCS network in the U.S. deploying exclusively 150kW and 350kW chargers, offering the fastest charging speed in the market.
Electrify Commercial will leverage the expertise gained from deploying and operating Electrify America to support APS with site acquisition, design and development, charging equipment and networking, and ongoing operations and maintenance. This collaboration will help APS expand its statewide buildout of EV infrastructure with the addition of ultra-fast chargers that will provide Arizonans with the fastest speeds currently available. With this state-of-the-art technology, capable EVs can add up to 20 miles of range per minute.
The new charging stations will be owned by APS and included in Electrify America’s network of more than 535 charging stations and 2,300 ultra-fast chargers. Customers can pay by credit or debit card, or by using the Electrify America mobile app. The app also allows drivers to locate a station, initiate a charge, and remotely monitor a charging session for a seamless experience from start to finish.
With the project already underway, all sites are expected to be available by early 2022 in the following Arizona locations:
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“We are proud to help Arizona Public Service achieve their goal of expanding access to reliable, convenient ultra-fast charging in areas of the state not yet served,” said Rachel Moses, director, commercial services at Electrify America. “We launched Electrify Commercial to address a clear demand across sectors for customized charging solutions, and we look forward to implementing a strategy tailored specifically to APS’ customer’s needs.”
“APS is excited to increase access to charging stations in our local communities and help even more drivers go electric,” said Kerri Carnes, manager, customer to grid solutions at APS. “By partnering with Electrify America and leveraging their expertise, we will be able to execute a customer-focused program that will not only support EV adoption but will also allow us to help reduce emissions in our state.”
Electrify Commercial continues to expand its customer base across utilities, fleet operators, automotive manufacturers, real estate developers, property owners, retailers and government entities. With the ability to offer customers access to its industry expertise, network operations center, and testing facility, Electrify Commercial presents a unique opportunity for businesses and government agencies that is unparalleled in the industry today.