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Electrify America and Meijer team to fill in Midwest EV charger gaps

Electrify America and Meijer team to fill in Midwest EV charger gaps

Electrify America has revealed plans to open 36 more high speed electric car chargers, tapping retailer Meijer to flesh out DC fast-charging options in the US Midwest. One location has already been installed, the company says, with a total of nine locations planned to be ready and operational by early 2021.

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2021 Volkswagen ID.4: Upping the stakes in the electric vehicle segment

2021 Volkswagen ID.4: Upping the stakes in the electric vehicle segment

Volkswagen left the North American market high and dry with its first all-electric ID.3 hatchback. But, as promised, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 has finally made an appearance minus the groovy camouflage. And yes, the VW ID.4 is coming to America, and it has some good old American bravado to go along with it.

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2021 VW ID.4 promises free charging in US

2021 VW ID.4 promises free charging in US

Volkswagen is leaving nothing to chance when it comes to the success of the upcoming 2021 VW ID.4 all-electric crossover, borrowing a successful Tesla charging strategy to encourage potential owners. Set to debut in the US latest this year, the ID.4 compact SUV will come with unlimited charging on Electrify America's network, Volkswagen said today.

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Lucid Motors’ Air EV gets free charging and can power your home

Lucid Motors’ Air EV gets free charging and can power your home

Lucid Motors' upcoming Air luxury electric sedan won't just make use of its beefy battery while on the road, with a bidirectional charger offering to power your home in emergencies. A deal with Electrify America, meanwhile, will see Lucid Air drivers get free charging at the network's fast chargers, with rates up to 350 kW.

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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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