Reston company plans to reduce electric vehicle ‘range anxiety’

Volkswagen of America’s Electrify America, based in Reston, Virginia, is expanding its partnership with Walmart to create a cross-country network of fast-charge stations for electric vehicle owners and is focusing on locations easily accessible by major interstate arteries to ease the biggest concern among EV owners: “range anxiety.”

Electrify America has already installed more than 120 ultrafast charging stations at Walmart stores in 34 states — including Walmart Supercenters in Emporia and Stafford, Virginia, and Hagerstown and Abingdon, Maryland — in the last year. Most are located at Walmart stores off major highways.

Through its Walmart partnership, Electrify America said, it is opening an average of one new EV charging station every three days.

EV charging stations are generally concentrated on the east and west coasts, and in major urban areas. Electrify America will…

Original published: 2019-06-10 11:52:47 Read the full Washington News here


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