source: Electrify America
San Francisco – At the global debut of its first fully electric vehicle – the Audi e-tron — Audi of America announced an agreement with Electrify America to provide e-tron owners with a nationwide charging plan.
In making the announcement, Audi of America said: “The arrival of the e-tron is timed perfectly with a ten-year, $2 billion investment being made in this country’s charging infrastructure by Electrify America,” said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America.
“For charging on the go, the e-tron will be supported by a nationwide charging network– and owners will receive 1,000 kilowatt-hours of charging at Electrify America sites over 4 years,” continued Keogh.
By July 2019, the Electrify America network will include nearly 500 fast-charging sites complete or under development throughout 40 states and in 17 metropolitan areas. In California, that includes 160 ultra-fast charging sites. Over 2,000 chargers will be located on average 70 miles apart on highways across the country, providing up to 150 kilowatts to charge the e-tron’s 95 kilowatt-hour battery that can reach an approximate 80 percent charge in about 30 minutes.
About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is investing $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, visit www.electrifyamerica.com.