BMW Announces Partnership With VW And ChargePoint
Recently at the DC Auto Show, BMW announced they have partnered with Volkswagen and ChargePoint for what will be the beginning of the largest roll out of CCS Fast Charge stations in the US.
There will be an initial phase of installing at roughly 100 locations between the East and West Coast with a charging station approximately every 50 miles between DC and Boston.
Along the West coast the new “CCS Highway” will span from San Diego, CA all the way to Portland OR. All of these locations will feature 50kW dual-head Fast Charge stations, including CHAdeMO charging capabilities as well as CCS. In addition, these locations will have multiple Level 2 ChargePoint EVSE’s, allowing the user to “top off” once the vehicle reaches 80% state of charge from the DC fast charger.
Installations have already started on the West Coast and ChargePoint will leverage its existing customer base and knowledge on usage to pick locations where drivers currently charge. This large investment will give drivers the confidence to enjoy longer distance drives and the ability to charge their vehicles quickly.
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