Electrify America Charging Stations Set for 200 TravelCenters of America Locations
TravelCenters of America will install Electrify America-brand electric vehicle chargers at 200 locations across the United States, the latest move by a large gas station operator to address the growing market.
TA, as the company is also known, plans to install 1,000 charging stations nationwide, according to a news release. Installation is expected to begin later with the full rollout completed by 2028.
Retailers, multifamily developers and gas stations are rushing to install charging stations ahead of a coming wave of electric vehicle sales. Still, the U.S. is not moving fast enough to meet projected demand, according to a recent S&P Global Mobility report. The U.S. needs to quadruple the number of publicly accessible charging stations to 770,000 by 2025.
The nation’s electric vehicle charging network is set to receive a boost from a $7.5 billion federal program to install 500,000 chargers nationwide by 2030. States have submitted plans to federal officials for how they will deploy the funds.
TA’s rivals are also moving to place charging stations at their locations. Pilot Flying J intends to put more than 2,000 chargers, manufactured by EVgo, at its locations nationwide.
Reston, Virginia-based Electrify America will install models with fast-charging rates at TA stations.
The companies did not disclose which TA locations will receive the charging stations. Tara Geiger, a spokesperson with Electrify America, declined to disclose the financial terms of the agreement with Westlake, Ohio-based TA to CoStar News.
TA operates about 275 locations in 44 states. It recently sold its only non-U.S. store, located in Canada.
Electrify America has 800 electric vehicle charging stations nationwide and plans to expand to 1,800 by 2026, Geiger said. Home furnishings retailer Ikea last year agreed to install up to 200 Electrify America chargers at U.S. locations.