Following Tesla’s Lead, Electrify America Simplifies the Charging Experience

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Plug & Charge Payment is really as easy as Plug and Charge. ;)

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 15, 2021

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    BEVs including the 2021 Lucid Air, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Porsche Taycan are included.​

    Electrify America’s fast charging network now includes a payment technology called Plug&Charge, which allows electric vehicle owners to begin a charge without reaching for their wallet, smartphone or bank card.

    After a brief online registration, drivers can automatically pay for charging by simply by plugging in their EV. The charger communicates with the vehicle to identify, authenticate, authorize and bill the customer’s registered account for the charging session. The entire process allows for a seamless charging experience for the customer.

    The technology is now available on all Electrify America chargers across the U.S. as the 2021 models of the Porsche Taycan, Ford Mustang Mach-E and upcoming Lucid Air are hitting the streets.

    Electrify America offers the fastest charging technology available today to provide charging speeds of up to 150 and 350 kW.

    The Plug&Charge feature is enabled by advanced vehicle-to-grid communication technology that utilizes encrypted security measures. It follows the ISO 15118 standard, an international standard that outlines the secured communication protocol that an EV and charging station should use to recharge the EV’s battery. It enables simplified charging functionality for the most prevalent EV charging connector type, called the Combined Charging System (CCS).

    I waited a few months to post this as there still are Plug&Charge teething problems according to posts I have read in some of the Taycan forums. The vehicle owner payment information communications problems should be worked out shortly. We all hope.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Electrify America’s Commercial Division and Arizona Public Service Building Statewide Ultra-Fast Charging Stations

    Electrify Commercial will provide its charging equipment, networking, and customized services to support Arizona Public Service Company (APS) with its “Take Charge AZ” investment in electric vehicle (EV) 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.

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    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. Electrify America is the nation’s largest open DC fast charging network. Electrify America’s network construction pace saw the company opening one station per business day throughout 2020. Electrify America is also the only CCS network in the U.S. deploying exclusively 150kW and 350kW chargers, offering the fastest charging in the market.

    Electrify Commercial will leverage its charging network expertise 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 charging rates currently available.

    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:
    • Show Low
    • Globe
    • Payson
    • Prescott
    • Sedona
    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.

    Wayne
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Electrify America Adds Solar-Powered L2 Charging for Rural Californians

    [​IMG] 34 off-the-grid solar-powered charging stations are now available for complimentary use in 24 cities across the state.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 4, 2021

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    YEAH!!! Electrify America has recently added 30 solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with two Level 2 chargers each to its network in the state of California. The off-grid, standalone chargers are strategically located throughout the Central Valley and inland areas of Southern California, intended to provide greater access to sustainable EV charging for drivers in rural parts of the state.

    Electrify America’s EV charging infrastructure plans in California include a commitment to increasing access to EV charging infrastructure in rural areas of the state, to both facilitate regional travel and drive adoption of EVs in rural communities. With complimentary charging, the new solar units help combat two of the biggest barriers to EV adoption in these locations – access to public charging and affordability. The network ensured that more than half of these chargers were located in disadvantaged and low-income communities with an ongoing commitment to serve these populations.


    Twenty of the 30 solar-powered charging stations are located at health care centers. Electrify America identified educational and health care institutions as ideal charging points due to high amounts of traffic and extended hours of access. Locations were selected after further analyzing communities with the greatest need for charging, existing charging options and local travel patterns, among other factors.


    Ten solar-powered charging stations were deployed in coordination with the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency. All thirty EV ARC charging stations were sourced from Beam Global (formerly Envision Solar), the San-Diego based clean tech company that manufactures the durable EV ARC infrastructure products in California. Onboard ARC Technology energy storage enables the chargers to operate at night, in inclement weather and in the event of a blackout or power outage.

    Electrify America L2 J1772 solar chargers are available to the public free of charge at the following locations:
    • Central Medical Offices, 3733 San Dimas St, Bakersfield, CA
    • East Hills Medical Offices, 3700 Mall View Road, Bakersfield, CA
    • Ming Medical Offices, 8800 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA
    • Stockdale Medical Offices, 3501 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA
    • Corona Regional Medical Services, 1840 California Ave, Corona, CA
    • Maldonado Park, 1601 Thomas Conboy Avenue, Firebaugh, CA
    • Folsom Ambulatory Surgery Center, 285 Palladio Pkwy, Folsom, CA
    • Folsom Medical Offices, 2155 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA
    • Donny Wright Park, 630 West Fresno Street, Fowler, CA
    • Police Department, 17051 12th Street, Huron, CA
    • Kerman City Hall- 850 S. Madera Ave, Kerman, CA
    • Lincoln Medical Offices, 1900 Dresden Dr, Lincoln CA
    • Manteca Medical Center, 1777 W. Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA
    • City Parking Lot, 643 Quince Street, Mendota, CA
    • Modesto Medical Center and Medical Offices, 4601 Dale Road, Modesto, CA
    • Moreno Valley Medical Center, 27300 Iris Ave, Moreno Valley, CA
    • Orange Cove City Hall, 633 6th Street, Orange Cove, CA
    • Police Department, 8770 S. Mendocino Ave, Parlier, CA
    • Rancho Cordova Medical Offices, 10725 International Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA
    • City Parking Lot, Corner of H and 12th Street, Reedley, CA
    • Meridian Medical Offices, 14305 Meridian Pkwy, Riverside, CA
    • Riverside County Medical Center, 10800 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA
    • Riverside Medical Offices, 1011 Riverside Ave., Roseville, CA
    • Roseville Medical Center, 1600 Eureka Rd, Roseville, CA
    • Arden Annex Medical Center, 3240 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
    • Veterans Park, S. Indianola Ave/E. Jensen Ave, Sanger, CA
    • Parking Lot, 1st Street/E. Front Street, Selma, CA
    • Stockton Medical Offices, 7373 West Lane, Stockton, CA
    • Temecula Medical Offices, 27309 Madison Ave, Temecula, CA
    • Vacaville Medical Center, 1 Quality Dr, Vacaville, CA
    While it could be a while before I get out to any of these cities on a medical delivery of other reason, I will be sure to plugin for a few minutes when I am near one just to say I did. Way to go Electrify America!

    Wayne
     
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