Drivers can roam between charging neworks without the need for additional cards or accounts
Electrify America has secured network interoperability agreements with three electric vehicle (EV) network providers that will increase the availability of EV charging stations for its customers across the US.
The company has reached agreements with EV Connect, Greenlots and SemaConnect. The deal will increase the range confidence of EV drivers and will feature an interconnected network of approximately 12,500 chargers, located at shopping centres, gas stations, convenience stores, workplaces, and multi-family dwellings, from July 2019.
The universal access granted by this interoperability is essential to the evolution of EV charging infrastructure. “Greenlots has long been a leading advocate for interoperability and open standards for EV charging,” said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots.
“Agreements like this one bolster the national effort to deploy coast-to-coast charging infrastructure, making it easier for drivers to easily charge when and where they need. This accord highlights how industry collaboration can benefit EV drivers across the country.”
“Interoperability means EV Connect and Electrify America customers will gain access to thousands more EV charging stations nationwide,” continued Jordan Ramer, founder and CEO of EV Connect. “We look forward to working with Electrify America to extend roaming, payment and driver capabilities to customers across the U.S.”
“Agreements like this one bolster the national effort to deploy coast-to-coast charging infrastructure, making it easier for drivers to easily charge when and where they need"
Electrify America said it is investing $2bn over 10 years in zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable.
“EV customers are the big winners with these network interoperability agreements. Drivers will now be able to roam between charging networks without the need for additional cards or accounts,” added Brendan, Jones, vice president and chief operating officer at Electrify America.
“It will be seamless for EV owners that you can charge when you need one – comparable to getting cash at an ATM machine even when it’s not your bank.”
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