‘Electrify America’, VW’s electric vehicle infrastructure subsidiary has announced that Greenlots will build the operating platform for its network.
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Electrify America was created as part of the German automaker’s $2 billion settlements with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its use of emission test cheating devices in its diesel vehicles
As we previously reported, the new company plans to deploy several charging networks, like the plan for California, which includes installing ultra-fast 320 kW chargers, and the plan for the whole country, which includes a ‘nationwide 150 kW+ fast charging network’.
Last month, they also announced plans to install ‘2,800 charging stations’ at workplaces and apartments.
They appeared to be moving slowly, but they have partnered with Greenlots this week, which already helps manage several other networks with its software products.
Mark McNabb, CEO of Electrify America, commented:
“Our goal is to build the most advanced high-power charging network in the U.S. – one that demonstrates the future of alternative transportation. We chose Greenlots because their SKYTMNetwork Operating Platform is a scalable, flexible foundation to develop our own networking system that integrates dozens of new EV models, thousands of new EV chargers and other distributed energy resources with the grid.”
The company says that Greenlots’ “SKYTM Network Operating Platform” will act as a “virtual command center” for Electrify America’s network of EV charging stations.
Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots, added:
“With Electrify America’s massive investment in EV infrastructure and network operations, drivers will be able to find a user-friendly, high-power charging station whether they’re traveling across town or across the country. This investment is essential to moving the industry forward, as we work together to redefine what a charging network can be and how it can best serve drivers.”
Electrify America slowly started to deploy the first stations this summer and it is expected to ramp up deployment this year.