Friday, October 7, 2022

Electrify America unveils EV charging stations with solar canopies

Electrify America announced a new design vision for some of its future charging stations to exceed electric vehicle (EV) customer expectations as they transition to electric mobility. In addition, the company will be introducing its next-generation charger with functional design updates to improve the hands-on charging experience for the customer.

The company expects to have more than 1,800 total charging stations with over 10,000 chargers in the United States and Canada by 2026. The “Charging Station of the Future” can add design and comfort elements such as solar canopies and awnings, customer waiting areas, and other customer-focused services at select locations.

The innovative customer-focused design concepts create planned, comfortable spaces focused on enhancing the human experience. With some of the new showcase stations featuring up to 20 ultra-fast DC chargers, the company is looking to add a number of options at various locations, including solar canopies for shelter and power generation, on-site security cameras, and additional lighting. The next-generation stations will also feature customer lounges, electric vehicle showcase areas, dedicated event space for customer comfort.

The charging station design will add comfort elements such as solar canopies and awnings, customer waiting areas.
The charging station design will add comfort elements such as solar canopies and awnings, customer waiting areas. Credit: Electrify America

The ultra-fast chargers with up to 150 and 350 kilowatts of charging power will keep Electrify America’s iconic green glow that customers have come to recognize and embrace and continue to stand at an easily recognizable 8 feet tall.

Electrify America plans to showcase this transition with installation in 2022 and 2023 in select new flagship charging facilities in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, San Diego, and Beverly Hills, California, and in New York within Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“Electrify America will be reinventing the look and feel at many of our charging stations to meet and exceed the expectations of customers moving from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric lifestyle,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president, and CEO of Electrify America. “These new designs will help elevate the charging experience for our customers, building on the foundation of our ultra-fast and reliable coast-to-coast network.”

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