A drive from the nation’s capital to Los Angeles typically takes about 40 hours of pure driving-and if you’re in an electric car, that’s without stopping for charging breaks.
But on Wednesday, Electrify America’s charging network began its first cross-country route with fast-charging available all along the way. That means you can find a charger every 70 miles along the 2,700-mile journey.
The best part is that the route includes super-fast chargers at public stations on Interstates 15 and 70. Car recharging at speeds of up to 350 kilowatts. Which means that in about 20 minutes you can get juiced up and start. With the typical electric vehicle boasting a range of about 200 miles, it won’t take an hour or longer to recharge like on slower “regular” chargers.
Electrify America’s first route crosses 11 states, and another cross country route from Jacksonville, FL, to San Diego will open in September. Electric trips from Seattle to San Diego and Portland, ME to Miami, respectively, are now connected to the West and East coast.
The EV-friendly routes link with Electrify America’s nearly 2,000 DC quick chargers around the country.
Look at applications like PlugShare or wait for Apple ‘s updated iOS 14 with its latest EV route planning integrated into Apple Maps for other cross-country travel within an EV. Tesla owners are already connected throughout the country to the EV-maker ‘s Supercharger network with fast charging.
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