Pop Sci’s Best of What’s New reveals something very interesting pertaining to our mission. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – November 27, 2018 Popular Science has named Electrify America’s electric vehicle (EV) charging system an award winner for its 2018 “Best of What’s New” in the Automotive category. With a focus on the electric vehicle, Electrify America’s charging systems have a range in power from 50 kilowatts (kW) up to 350 kW which can add up to 20 miles/minute or range to an electric vehicle. The chargers have been custom-designed by Electrify America and have several advanced features, including liquid-cooled cables. This is the first time that liquid-cooled CCS1 charging cables have received certification for a 150/350 kW DC Fast Charger. The cooling is a key factor in enabling higher-amperage charging without a significant increase in the cable thickness for charging power at and above 150 kW from 350 amps. With a much smaller cable cross section than the traditional high-powered cable option, these cooled cables are thinner, more flexible, lighter and easier for consumers to handle than the standard 350A capable copper cables when charging their EV. All charging stations offer a Japanese standard CHAdeMO (50 kW) connector, plus additional dual-handle chargers with CCS1 (50 to 150 kW or 350 kW) connectors, ensuring that all fast charging capable cars will be able to use the Electrify America stations. The Electrify America system will offer DC Fast Chargers ranging from 50 kW to 150 kW for metropolitan locations, and an L2 AC charger also will be offered at a majority of metro DC fast charging stations to accommodate plug-in hybrids and non-DC-charge capable EVs. Highway stations will offer four to ten chargers with CCS1 connectors, while metropolitan charging stations will have three to six. Electrify America selected ABB, BTC Power, Efacec and Signet to jointly deploy its new ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The charging equipment suppliers are sharing the delivery of more than 2,000 chargers across 484 stations in the U.S. Electrify America’s ultra-fast charging systems utilize both HUBER+SUHNER and ITT Cannon high power charging (HPC) systems which features a much smaller cable cross section than the traditional high-powered cable option. To date, Electrify America has already installed numerous CCS Level3 DC Fast Chargers with the full build out scheduled to include 2,000 chargers across 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas and on highways in 39 states, as part of its Cycle One investment. All the chargers will be “installed or under development” by the end of June 2019. Nov. 27, 2018 – Current Electrify America CC Charing Station Locations Electrify America Level3 DC Fast Charging Introductory Pricing Electrify America DC fast charging stations display clear, up-front pricing. Electrify America charging will include the following elements: $1.00 session fee + per minute charging cost + idle fee of $0.40/minute (if applicable). Our introductory charging cost pricing is $0.30 to $0.35 per minute of charging.