Electrify America shutting down most charging stations for probe

Electric vehicle charging network company Electrify America is shutting down the majority of its chargers as a safety precaution.

The shutdown will allow Electrify America to investigate a potential safety issue with its liquid-cooled cables. Supplier Huber+Suhner recommended the action and issued it to all of its customers using the technology worldwide.

“The safety of our customers is our highest priority,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “Out of an abundance of caution, Electrify America is shutting down all of our stations that use the Huber+Suhner high-powered cables until we can confirm that they can be operated safely.”

Electrify America chargers not affected by the high-power cable issue will remain open and available for use. The 50kW CCS chargers, all

CHAdeMO connectors and L2 chargers are not impacted.

A list of locations where those stations are still open is available here.

Electrify America was started up by Volkswagen. In 10 years, it expects to spend $2 billion on zero emissions vehicle infrastructure, including close to 500 charging stations in more than 40 states.

 

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