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Ultra-fast Charging of America

In Europe they call it XFC or extreme fast charging, yet in the US, the agreed term is UFC or Ultra-fast charging.  No matter what Electrify America, the company created to spend the VW settlement dollars on building out the US EV charging infrastructure has signed contracts with two well known companies (Black & Veatch and SAI Group) that are experienced in building charging systems. By June 2019 we will have 484 locations with 2000 UFC charging stations. This build out will cover a majority of the most common traveled roads allowing EVs to go long distances. SAI group will cover 16 states and Black & Veatch will cover 24 states.

Part of the Dieselgate settlement of the US with VW is that they would invest $2 billion in building out the US electric charging infrastructure. This is phase 1 of 4 phases over the next 10 years, each phase costing $500 million. Based on when all this is to be completed, by 2028 you will have 8000 charging stations in almost 2000 locations. 

If the EV auto supports UFC charging, your looking at 80% recharge in 15 minutes for the average 310 mile battery pack.

All charging locations will have at least 1 CHAdeMO 50 kW / 100 kW connection and the rest will be 150 kW to 350 kW CCS charging locations. Payment will be made via credit cards, ApplePay, AndroidPay and a smartphone app that is being released by Electrify America. Stated cost to charge will be no more than 30 to 35 cents per minute depending on the state.

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Electrify America Announces B&V, SAI Group as Design-Build Firms.pdf

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