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Electrify America completes its cross-country D.C. to LA EV fast charging route

Electrify America completes its cross-country D.C. to LA EV fast charging route

One of the issues that must be solved before electric vehicles can go mainstream is robust charging infrastructure. Electrify America is working on putting a brand agnostic charging infrastructure in place, including two electric vehicle fast charging cross-country routes in the United States. A second route across the country will be completed by September.

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Ford details Mustang Mach-E free charging and home charger pricing

Ford details Mustang Mach-E free charging and home charger pricing

Ford's new Mustang Mach-E may not have a dedicated charging network of its own, but that isn't stopping the automaker from offering buyers of the upcoming EV a chunk of free charging credits. The electric crossover will be able to tap into Electrify America's network of DC fast chargers, with Ford offsetting at least some of the fees. Meanwhile, the new Ford Connected Charge Station has also been detailed.

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Kia Niro EV gets cheaper DC fast charging “Kia Select” plan

Kia Niro EV gets cheaper DC fast charging “Kia Select” plan

Kia Niro EV buyers won't get a unique charging network like Tesla owners do, but a new deal should make topping up the compact electric crossover more affordable when you're away from home. The automaker has inked an agreement with Electrify America, and will be using the charger network for a new "Kia Select" program for use on the road.

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2019 Audi e-tron range revealed for US: What you need to know

2019 Audi e-tron range revealed for US: What you need to know

Audi has confirmed estimated range and availability for the 2019 Audi e-tron, its fully-electric SUV, and it's likely to lead to arguments among EV fans. Announced last year, the 2019 e-tron is arguably the automaker's most serious play in the electric space to-date, certainly in the US, taking on not only Tesla but Jaguar and others in the process.

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VW’s Electrify America is now a huge Tesla customer

VW’s Electrify America is now a huge Tesla customer

Electrify America will install Tesla Powerpack batteries across more than 100 of its electric vehicle charging stations in the US, the VW-owned startup announced today. The ambitious charger network includes DC fast charging stations that can deliver up to 350 kW of power to a compatible EV, but that can present serious issues depending on the nature of the grid connection serving it.

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Porsche Taycan gets 3 years free charging – and it’s super-fast

Porsche Taycan gets 3 years free charging – and it’s super-fast

Porsche Taycan buyers will get three years of free charging with their new sports EV sedan, as the German automaker ramps up to take on Tesla. While Porsche may not have a self-branded Supercharger-style network of its own to offer Taycan drivers, it does have access to Electrify America, and it's making full use of that.

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One of the big headaches in EV charging is about to get easier

One of the big headaches in EV charging is about to get easier

One of the potential game-changers for EV charging is coming to the US, with Electrify America confirming it'll be offering Plug&Charge support in its network. The Volkswagen-owned charger business plans to roll out more than 500 DC fast charging locations across the US by the end of the year.

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2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

2019 Audi e-tron SUV First Drive Review

When I got the chance to test drive the new Audi e-tron in the deserts of Namibia, it was clear Audi hadn't developed an electric SUV merely for tarmac roads. While most drivers won't experience it, it turned out to be quite the thrill to drift an electric SUV. Indeed as far as I can remember, it's probably the most fun I've had behind the wheel of a luxury SUV.

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The Audi e-tron GT is capable and covetable

The Audi e-tron GT is capable and covetable

Audi didn't really need Robert Downey Jr. or an Iron Man connection to make the e-tron GT Concept stand out at the LA Auto Show 2018 this week: the stunning all-electric car is conspicuous enough on its own. Not only does the concept demonstrate Audi's flexible EV architecture, but its commitment to making electric cars that are not only capable but covetable, too.

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Porsche Taycan price won’t let Tesla rest easy

Porsche Taycan price won’t let Tesla rest easy

Porsche's all-electric Taycan will be priced to take on the Tesla Model S, the automaker has confirmed, settling fears that sales would be hamstrung by sky-high costs. Instead, Porsche suggests, the Taycan will actually slot in somewhere beneath the Panamera, the automaker's existing sedan.

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Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Lucid Motors just got an ultra-fast EV charging network

Electric car startup Lucid Motors has inked a deal to supply its upcoming luxury EVs with fast charging across the US, turning to Electrify America for its new charger network. The automaker expects to put its first model, the Lucid Air, into production in 2020. The four-door Mercedes and Audi rival is expected to offer up to 400 miles of range, depending on drivetrain.

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This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

This van version of VW’s electric Microbus could beat it to market

Volkswagen's electric Microbus has spawned a cute commercial cousin, with the I.D. BUZZ CARGO previewing VW's vision of the urban workhorse of tomorrow. Based on the same Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) as the I.D. BUZZ concept, which the automaker plans to put into production from 2022, the van variant could actually beat it to the road.

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