The announcement is expected to make Walmart one of the leading electric vehicle charging station hosts in the U.S. retail sector. The company is investing 2 billion USA dollars over the next 10 years in electric vehicle infrastructure and education to deploy more than 2,000 chargers across 484 sites in 17 metropolitan areas and on highways in 39 US states.
Emerging from the shadows, fines, and lawsuits of Dieselgate, Volkswagen has made it abundantly clear that the company is all-in on electric vehicles. The company claims their fast chargers will be "seven times faster" than other charging solutions around today.
"More than 100 Walmart stores" will be home to Electrify America's "ultra-fast" charging stations.
ABB's Terra HP chargers are compatible with both the CCS and CHAdeMO DC fast charging standards, enabling drivers to buy the electric vehicle of their choice with confidence that it will work at all of Electrify America's charging sites.
Volkswagen is giving electric power to more people with its recent announcement of EV charging station expansion.. Electrify America is expecting to have installed or at least started working on 2,000-plug stations in the USA by the end of 2019.
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Not all EVs and PHEVs will be able to use the maximum power offered by the Electrify America technology, so, for some, charging times will be significantly slower. "EV owners need a convenient, reliable and fast turnaround in recharging their vehicles". Walmart is the ideal partner for Electrify America to bring electric charging services to EV owners who value their time.
Nationwide, Electrify America plans to deploy 2,000 chargers across the country at 484 sites in 17 US cities and along highways in 39 states.
This move on VW's part is ultimately a positive one for the growth of electric vehicle community. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products.
Nissan and BMW have already begun expanding fast-charging accessibility along major highway routes across the country.. And with more than 6,500 DC fast charging stations installed in 60 countries, ABB is the global leader in connected DC fast charging technology.
The key difference between VW's charging network and Tesla's supercharger network lies in their locations. Now, new Tesla owners have to pay to use the exclusive high-powered charging stations.