Volkswagen’s diesel-gate unit Electrify America plans to install 2,800 EV charging stations in 17 of the largest U.S. cities by June 2019.
Volkswagen announced to build 2,800 electric vehicle charging stations at 500 locations in 17 of the largest cities in the States, namely Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose in California as well as in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle and Washington DC.
Around 75 percent of the charging stations will be located at workplaces while the remaining 35 percent are to serve at multifamily dwellings, i.e. apartment buildings.
The initiative is part of Electrify America’s 2-billion dollar penalty following the VW diesel scandal and will run over the next 10 years with this latest investment being only the first phase.
Joining Electrify America in this initiative are SemaConnect, EV Connect and Greenlots. These charging station providers will work with property developers, and other real estate site hosts to install, operate and maintain charging stations.