In a monumental move, TravelCenters of America (TA) and its partner, Electrify America, have announced plans to install more than 1,000 DC Fast Charging stations at the TA network of over 250 locations across the United States. This will be one of the largest EV charging infrastructure projects in North America with the stated goal of making it easier for electric vehicle drivers to travel longer distances. We’ll take a closer look at this project and why it matters, as well as what it means for the future of electric vehicles.
What is a DC fast charger?
A DC fast charger is a high-power charger that can charge an electric vehicle in a shorter amount of time than a standard Level 2 charger. Level 2 chargers are the most common type of charger, and can charge an electric vehicle in 3-4 hours. A DC fast charger can charge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes to 1 hour.
TravelCenters of America is excited to announce that we will be installing DC fast chargers at select locations across the United States. This will allow drivers of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles quickly and continue on their journeys.
We know that there is a growing demand for electric vehicle charging, and we are committed to providing our customers with the services they need. We will be announcing more details about our DC fast charger program in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
What are the benefits of having a DC fast charger?
There are many benefits of having a DC fast charger at a TravelCenter. One benefit is that it can help you to save time while you are on the road. A fast charger can charge your electric vehicle much faster than a standard Level 2 charger, so you can get back on the road sooner. Additionally, a fast charger can help to extend the range of your electric vehicle, as it can provide a full charge in a shorter amount of time. This means that you will be able to travel further distances without having to stop to recharge as often.
Another benefit of having a DC fast charger at a TravelCenter is that it can help to improve the resale value of your electric vehicle. As more and more people are looking for ways to save money on fuel costs, an electric vehicle with a fast charger will be more appealing to potential buyers. This could help you to sell your electric vehicle for a higher price when you decide to upgrade to a newer model.
Finally, having a DC fast charger at a TravelCenter can also show your commitment to renewable energy and sustainability. By using an environmentally-friendly method of charging your electric vehicle, you are helping to reduce your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the planet.