Travels Centers of America has announced that the company has entered into a deal with Electrify America to provide EV charging at two hundred locations across the United States.
Over the next five years, the deal will see about 1,000 350 kW “Hyper Fast” EV chargers installed at 200 locations along major highways.
Travel Centers of America will buy and own the chargers from Electrify America. However, Electrify America will handle installation, operation and manage the entire process from design to implementation through their business arm, Electrify Commercial.
Unlike other Electrify America chargers, these chargers will be co-branded with Travel Centers of America.
Customers will be able to pay for charging via the Electrify America app. As well, Electrify America will add the locations to its network map.
The Chief Executive Officer of Travel Centers of America, had this to say about the deal:
TA’s large locations with expansive amenities are attractive to EV motorists and we are committed to expanding our EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growing number of EV drivers over time. Our agreement with best-in-class Electrify America provides an unmatched offering of excellence in locations, service and support.
The first installations of Electrify America stations are slated in early 2023 at locations in Texas and Ohio.
The new partnership is good news for Electrify America, something what has been in short supply lately for the charging company. The network has been plagued with reliability issues, with the company even removing chargers that are only weeks old. Several EVs have also been damaged while plugged in at Electrify America stations.