Chicopee Marketplace in Chicopee, MA to get Electrify America's First DC Fast Charger that Will Charge Electric Vehicles Up to 20 miles Per Minute

WHAT

Electrify America and Brixmor Property Group will be hosting a ceremony at Brixmor’s Chicopee Marketplace, in Chicopee, MA, to celebrate the location as the first to receive and operate Electrify America’s state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) charging system that has the first-ever certified cooled-cable 350 kilowatt (kW) charger in the United States.

These cooled-cable chargers, which are certified to UL standards, will offer 350kW of power capable of charging a vehicle at a speed of up to 20 miles per minute, which is seven times faster than today’s most commonly used DC 50kW Fast Charger.

This installation is part of Electrify America’s Cycle One investment of $500 million to install or have under development electric vehicle charging infrastructure at U.S. highway, retail, workplace, multiunit dwellings (MUD) and other locations by June 2019. The company plans a total investment of $2 billion in zero emission vehicle infrastructure, education and access programs over 10 years.

WHY

Recent auto company announcements indicate that the number of EVs could double by 2020 from the 45 types of EVs and PHEVs on the road today. EV drivers will need an extensive, reliable and fast charging network to power these vehicles, and they will need them to be in locations that are convenient, and offer other amenities, such as shopping or food.

These ultra-fast chargers from Electrify America will help to meet the needs of EV drivers today and tomorrow by offering the latest technology available. And through Brixmor Property Group, Chicopee is getting it first.

WHEN

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:15 P.M.

** Note: There will be several electric vehicles on display with the new chargers and the charging station will be opened for use by the public following the event.

WHERE

Chicopee Marketplace (between Home Depot and Mattress Firm)
591 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020

WHO

The following officials / executives will be in attendance:

  • Richard Kos, Chicopee Mayor
  • Martin Suuberg, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
  • Michael Finn, Massachusetts State Representative of West Springfield
  • Wayne Killen, Senior Director, Infrastructure Planning & Business Development, Electrify America
  • Daren Moss, VP of Operations & Environmental Management, Brixmor Property Group

All will be available for interviews

NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mike Moran
[email protected]
(703) 872-7936

Or

Kristen Moore
[email protected]
(646) 344-8841

About Electrify America

Electrify America LLC, which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, will invest $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. For more information and to view the national and California ZEV investment plans, visit www.electrifyamerica.com.

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