With the growing industry of electric cars, an increase in demand of more car fast-charging sites all over the United States was inevitable, so BMW and Volkswagen have recently partnered ChargerPoint to decide the future of charging services.
The partnership between the network operator ChargePoint and the two major carmakers involve the building of more than 100 fast-charging station sites from one coast to another, meaning a complex network, which goes all the way from Boston to Washington, expanding to Interstate 95 and reaching the West Coasts via San Francisco, Los Angeles, as well as San Diego.
But who would actually benefit the ChargePoint station sites apart the BMW i3 electric and the Volkswagen e-Golf? Well, apart from the two electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Spark EV will also benefit these charging stations. To make things easier, these stations will be stationed every 50 miles, so if your car`s mile range is under 100 miles, this should prove very effective.
Every site will come with a 50-kilowatt DC fast chargers or “24-kW DC Combo fast chargers with the SAE Combo connector,” with the possibility of recharging your i3 in 30 minutes at a 24-kW station, or less, in just 20 minutes, at a 50-kW charging station.
In case you were wondering when will construction start, you should know that there are areas, like San Diego, where a charging station is almost ready, with the rest of the 100 stations to be finished until the end of 2015.