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Electrify America has announced that they are partnering with Bank of America to install EV chargers 40 EV charging stations with a total of 140 EV chargers at select Bank of America financial center locations in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

This is great news for Electrify America as they add another major company to their list of partners.

Here's the full announcement:

Electrify America to Install EV Charging Stations at Bank of America Financial Center Locations

Installations mark Electrify America’s first collaboration with a financial institution

Reston, VA (December 17, 2019) – Electrify America, a leader in ultra-fast charging for electric vehicles (EV), announced today that it is teaming up with Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, to install electric vehicle charging stations at select financial center locations across the U.S. This marks the first time Electrify America will install EV charging stations at a bank location, further adding convenient options for consumers who drive battery electric vehicles.

“As we continue to offer more convenient places to build new charging stations, Bank of America was a natural fit,” said Brendan Jones, chief operating officer at Electrify America. “As one of the largest banks in the country, its locations enable current and future EV drivers to save time by charging their vehicles while visiting a financial center. These new charging sites are also open to any EV driver needing a convenient place to charge their vehicle.”

Approximately 40 EV charging stations with a total of 140 EV chargers will be available for use by the end of 2020 at select Bank of America financial center locations in California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Virginia, and Massachusetts.

Through Electrify America’s focus on future and present-day electric vehicles, Bank of America customers will be able to access ultra-fast charging systems with the latest charging technology available with a range in power from 150 kilowatt (kW) to 350kW. With an electric vehicle capable of accepting a 350kW charge, EV drivers can add up to 20 miles of range per minute as a result of Electrify America’s ultra-fast chargers technology.

“We are focused on making it easier and more convenient for our clients to connect with us in any manner they choose, and we’re pleased to partner with Electrify America to offer on-site EV charging stations,” said David Tyrie, head of advanced solutions and digital banking at Bank of America. “A low-carbon lifestyle is important to our bank and to the communities we serve, and we are committed to developing and supporting initiatives that can lead to a more sustainable future.”

In addition to this initiative to bring low-carbon EV chargers to its financial center locations, Bank of America is an EV100 member and has also installed EV charging stations at employee offices. Currently the company has more than 100 EV charging ports installed at office locations for employee use with more installations planned in 2020. Bank of America also provides a reimbursement to employees who choose to purchase or lease an approved electric vehicle.

To locate a charging station and its associated power levels, electric vehicle drivers should check the Electrify America mobile app or the website at https://www.electrifyamerica.com/locate-charger.
 

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PLEASE read: Electrify America is a sham. They contract with locations in the worst parts of midwestern cities. I would like the person responsible for location decisions to stand next to me while I am charging my vehicle and watch patrons of these locations circle the vehicle (and me). Waiting for an opportunity. Before you engage in business with this organization (or purchase a vehicle which has contracted with Electrify America to provide "free" charging, MAKE SURE you visit some of the sites they have placed these high speed chargers so you understand the personal risk you will be putting yourself. in when you use them. Ride along a highway, and stop at one of their charging stations. It works only about 50% of the time, and, while you are trying to get it to work, you are putting your own life at risk (and not just your vehicle).

I am happy to say that I would like to rescind the above comment. I have had some time to speak with the management of Electrify America. I now better appreciate the challenges they are undergoing to achieve their network. After this conversation, I am confident that they will adapt to this expanding network to produce a reliable product, and with network expansion, haves safer places to charge your vehicle in certain cities in the coming months. My ignorance into the development of such a venture (in times when this industry really is in its infancy) was clear after this conversation. EA is a company that clearly cares about its customers, and customer satisfaction, which is unusual in this day and age. I am excited to see them grow and continue to improve.
 
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