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Electrify America tops 100 sites, Petro-Canada intros trans-Canada charging network

Electrify America, the electric vehicle charging network born out of the VW Dieselgate settlement, announced it has topped 100 charging sites with 465 chargers.

Electrify America now has exactly 105 EV charging sites. The network’s announcement also details future progress, which includes 42 charging sites with 189 chargers that have already been constructed, and are waiting to be energized by utility companies.

The network says it “plans to install or have under construction 484 charging station sites with more than 2,000 ultra-fast chargers by July 1” of this year. Electrify America opened its first 350kW charger late last year.

Currently, Electrify America averages about 4.4 chargers per station. As a comparison, in 2014, Tesla opened its 100th Supercharger station, with 4-16 chargers per station. Tesla is now opening Supercharger stations with more than 40 Superchargers.

Electrify America and Tesla recently reached a deal to deploy Tesla Powerpacks at more than 100 Electrify America charging stations.

Petro-Canada’s network

Electrify America announced Electrify Canada last year — a Canadian subsidiary for establishing EV infrastructure in the Great White North as it’s doing in the U.S. Meanwhile, another Canadian EV network has just been introduced.

Suncor announced that Petro-Canada will launch a fast charging network that can take Canadian drivers from coast to coast. More than 50 charging stations will be located at Petro-Canada stations along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Petro-Canada’s network will feature DC fast chargers with both CHAdeMO and CCS/SAE connectors. The chargers can provide up to a 200 kW charge, and the units will be capable of 350 kW charging with future upgrades.

Suncor’s press release notes that construction on the coast-to-coast network will begin this spring. But we got a look at a Petro-Canada EV charging station last month.

The pictures we received showed a CCS connector with a 200 kW label and a CHAdeMO connector with a 100 kW label.

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