First nine California Electrify America sites planned to open before 2019


This community charging site in Torrance will be the first to open (photo from PlugShare).

Electrify America has identified a list of nine charging sites in California that it plans to open for public use by the end of the year.

The first to open will be the three-unit 50 kW community charging cluster at the Country Hills Shopping Plaza in Torrance near Los Angeles. In addition will be a single 240V AC charging post.

The full list:

  • Country Hill Shopping Plaza, 2965 Rolling Hills, Torrance, CA.
  • Montebello Plaza, 2401 W. Via Campo, Montebello, CA
  • Walmart Supercenter, 8465 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, CA
  • Novato Fair Shopping Center, 900 Diablo Ave., Novato, CA
  • San Francisco Premium Outlets, 2774 Livermore Outlets Dr., Livermore, CA
  • Madera-Walmart, 1077 W. Cleveland Ave., Madera, CA
  • Laguna, Village, 8785 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA
  • La Mirada, 14900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA
  • America’s Best Value Inn, 3930 County Rd. 89, Dunnigan, CA

Around 50 highway corridor charging sites with between 4 to 10 charging spaces are being built along major state and federal highways. All highway corridor charging spaces support up to 150 kW CCS and typically two of the spaces support up to 350 kW CCS. Actual charging rates are controlled by the car and many existing cars on the road today are limited to 50 kW or less. Some cars coming soon will take advantage of the higher charging power. One of the 150 kW CCS spaces also typically includes a 50 kW CHAdeMO cable that can be used by the Nissan LEAF or by many Tesla cars with an adapter.


Six metropolitan regions including Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose will receive about 110 community DC charging sites containing between 3 and 6 chargers. Community charging sites will support 150 kW CCS or 50 kW CCS depending on location. As with highway locations, one charging space will typically support CHAdeMO charging at 50 kW.

In addition, over 1,500 slower 240V AC charging posts are being installed at workplace and multi-unit housing complexes at about 350 locations.

See also: Electrify America readies its first charging sites in California

Overall, the company is planning to install over 600 DC chargers at approximately 160 charging locations in California by June of 2019. The company has said there greater confidence of meeting that goal for the highway corridor locations and that some community charging might not be completed and open for use until the end of 2019.

The subset of planned locations that are already open or under active development can be seen at a map on the company website.

California is part of a nationwide Electrify America charging network that is planned to include about 300 highway corridor locations and about 180 community sites in at least 40 states by the end of 2019. A second 30-month cycle of development will bring additional charging sites beginning in July 2019.

See also: Electrify America proposes metro DC charging, no H2 stations for CA cycle 2

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