Electrify America, one of the largest charging station providers for electric vehicles (EVs), provided 1.45 million EV charging sessions in 2021, a more than fivefold growth from the 268,000 sessions it registered in 2020.
The move shows the growing use of EVs as the automotive industry, a sector currently undergoing its largest transition in its history. Most automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have committed to transitioning to only manufacturing EVs by 2040 and some earlier than this.
Electrify America estimates that EV drivers avoided using 5.7 million gallons of gas while traveling about 145 million EV miles. The company said it dispensed 41.4 GWh of energy to customers in 2021.
By 2026, Electrify America plans to have more than 1,800 total charging stations with more than 10,000 chargers in the U.S. and Canada.
“The combination of our rapidly expanding charging network, plus the growth and availability of all-new electric vehicles, is accelerating the transition to eMobility,” said Robert Barrosa, senior director of business development and marketing of Electrify America. “Electrify America is working with automotive manufacturers to smooth the transition from gas to electric by offering integrated access on the Electrify America network. We are seeing this positively impact vehicle adoption as first quarter battery electric vehicle sales reached a record 5.2% market share of new vehicle sales in the U.S.”
The company has 800 EV charging stations and about 3,5000 chargers open or under construction, with chargers ranging from 150 kW to 350 kW.