They may not be the best of friends elsewhere but Tesla and VW’s Electrify America are cooperatively building new DC vehicle fast charging facilities side by side at a California shopping mall.
The new location, at the San Francisco Premium Outlets, is actually in Livermore some 40 miles away from the City by the Bay along I-580. It is one of 16 Electrify America locations under active development and listed as “coming soon”.
Tesla is constructing what appears to be a 20-stall Supercharger location while Electrify America is adding an unknown number of chargers that can be used by other brands of electric cars. A large chain-link fence surrounds the entire area.
Both Tesla and Electrify America are known to use Black and Veatch as their general contractor for large regions of the United States including California.
The Tesla charging area is towards the end of the park lot row 29 further away from the mall shops.
The target date for completion is unknown but from this stage of the work it seems likely to be operational by early next year.
Another charging provider, EVgo, already has two 50 kW charging areas with pairs of charging spaces in other parts of the mall’s expansive wrap-around parking lot.