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Electric cars: indoor charging stations at Electrify America

Electrify America has just inaugurated its first indoor charging station, improving the charging performance of electric cars.

A first indoor charging station

In winter, electric cars are put to the test, particularly in recent weeks when a cold snap hit several regions of the United States, which suffered freezing temperatures and exceptional snowfall, making many vehicles inoperable. numerous outdoor charging stations. Some electric vehicle owners have had to brave the cold for hours to recharge their cars so they can get around.
To improve the comfort of its users, Electrify America has just inaugurated its first indoor charging station, located in the United States in the city of San Francisco, near the famous Bay Bridge. This station meets a growing demand for reliable and convenient charging solutions, and will surely be popular with electric vehicle drivers.
The station has 20 latest generation ultra-fast charging points, capable of providing charging power ranging up to 350 kW. Customers can recharge their car in a few minutes, while enjoying two air-conditioned lounge areas, where they can eat, connect to high-speed Wi-Fi, or use the toilets. The station is open 24/7, with constant surveillance and security.

Electrify America: one of the leaders in charging

Electrify America, une subsidiary of the Volkswagen group created in 2016, is the charging market leader in the United States. The company has invested $2 billion to expand its charging network, which currently has more than 250 stations in California and more than 900 in North America. Electrify America also offers relaxation areas next to its terminals, to allow its customers to wait while charging.
Electrify America is not the only company to innovate in the field of charging: Tesla, for example, is building a charging station in Los Angeles with a cinema and a drive-thru restaurant, and Mercedes-Benz, for its part , offers a charging station with an indoor lounge, at its headquarters near Atlanta.
These initiatives accompany the rise of electric vehicles, a market that is expected to continue on the path of growth, despite persistent uncertainties linked to demand and production. Similar projects should see the light of day in Europe in the coming years.

According to Bloomberg, 16.7 million new electric vehicles will be sold worldwide in 2024, thanks to the increase in the number of charging stations, advances in battery technology, and falling prices.

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