Electronics and Semiconductors

Electrify America to install 1,000 EV chargers at TravelCenters

02 February 2023
TA will deploy 1,000 individual chargers at 200 locations along major highways in the U.S. over the next five years. Source: TravelCenters of America

The expansion of electric vehicle (EV) chargers continues to gain momentum simultaneously as the automotive industry continues its largest transition in history to electrification.

Just last week Avis Budget collaborated with Evercharge to build the first large-scale EV charging at an airport and two weeks ago, Shell signed an agreement to acquire EV charging vendor Volta at a deal valued at $189 million.

Now TravelCenters of America Inc. (TA), one of the largest full-service travel center networks in the U.S., has formed an agreement with Electrify America to offer EV charging at 200 locations along major highways.

As part of the agreement with Electrify America, about 1,000 individual chargers will be installed at the 200 locations over the next five years. TA will begin to deploy the chargers in 2023 and Electrify America will install, operate and maintain the charging stations at the TA locations.

TA will also be included on Electrify America’s charging network, allowing customers to access and pay for charging through the Electrify America app.

Open to all brands

The network of charging stations will be open to all brands of EVs and can deliver up to 350 kW to capable vehicles. The charging stations will help to extend the range of EVs with access to hyper-fast charging.

“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, CEO of TravelCenters of America. “Our agreement with best-in-class Electrify America provides an unmatched offering of excellence in locations, service and support.”

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