Electrify America, which is managed by Volkswagen Group of America, operated in November 2020 a network of 500 charging stations for electric vehicles, with a total of more than 2,200 stations. This week, Electrify America announced its ambition to double its network by 2025. This network should therefore be made up of 1,800 stations and more than 10,000 charging stations.
This project, initially launched by the Californian Environmental Protection Agency and its California Air Resources Board department, forced Volkswagen to invest $ 2 billion in Electrify America. Which makes it the largest electric charging network in the United States today. This week, Electrify America announced its “Boost Plan”, which consists of doubling its charger deployment plan.
The automotive industry continues to evolve
Giovanni Palazzo, President and CEO of Electrify America, said on the occasion: “We have decided to double our current charging infrastructure in North America over the next four years to meet the rapid growth need for electric vehicles expected by virtually all automakers, and to help drive EV adoption more. accessible and attractive than ever. We are committed to supporting the plans of major automakers and the US and Canadian governments to help with the transformation to an electric mobility transportation system. ”
Volkswagen, which continues to focus more on electric vehicles and maintains its objective of stopping heat engines around 2030. This date is an objective for many other manufacturers, such as Audi or Renault, but also for the European Union. The European Commission must meet today to put in place new regulations and possibly put an end to heat engines from 2035.
Pascal Canfin, President of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, declares: “2035 is the right compromise between 2030, which is too early on the industrial and social level, and 2040, which is too late on the climatic level”.