TravelCenters and Electrify America Team Up to Install EV Charging Stations

The exterior of a TravelCenters of America location
The exterior of a TravelCenters of America location. (Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer via TNS)

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CLEVELAND — TravelCenters of America is teaming up with Electrify America to install more than 1,000 charging stalls for electric vehicles at more than 200 locations.

The stations will be at 50-mile intervals along major U.S. highways, according to a joint announcement by TravelCenters, which is based in Westlake, Ohio, and Electrify America, a Virginia-based subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America.

The DC (direct current) fast chargers will serve “almost all” brands of electric vehicles, according to the announcement.

“TA’s large locations with expansive amenities are attractive to EV motorists and we are committed to expanding our EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growing number of EV drivers over times,” TravelCenters of America CEO Jon Pertchik stated in a news release.

Electrify America, will install and operate the charging stations, which will be located at TravelCenter locations, including those under the Petro Stopping Center name. The first stalls are expected to be in operation this year.

The stations will provide charging speeds up to 350 kilowatts as well as “seamless Plug & Charge payment technology,” around-the-clock customer support and a network operations center open 24 hours a day, every day, according to the announcement.

TravelCenters bills itself as “the largest publicly traded full-service travel stop and travel center company” in the nation.

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