BMW, Volkswagen, ChargePoint Team Up For CCS Fast Charger Rollout In U.S. – CHAdeMO Gets Boost Too
Finally, there’s some significant movement on the CCS charging front in the U.S.
BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint have united to bring to us the largest U.S. CCS commitment to date.
Unfortunately (and as usual), the deployment will focus mainly on two coasts (West Coast, mainly California & East Coast, mostly Northeast U.S.), thus leaving the rest of the U.S. CCS-less.
Highlights from the CCS deployment include:
- Goal of 100 DC CCS fast chargers installed along heavily trafficked areas on both coasts (no timeframe on when that goal is expected to be achieved)
- DC CCS fast chargers will be supported by on-site Level 2 chargers
- Chargers will be accessible via a ChargePoint or ChargeNow card
- Plans call for additional DC fast chargers to “increase access to fast charging across the country,” though again there’s no timeframe or specific details
- DC CCS chargers will be along Interstate 95 (East Coast) from Boston to D.C. and on West Coast connecting Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
- CCS chargers are to be spaced a maximum of 50 miles apart in the locations listed above
- Each fast charging site will have up to 2 50 kW DC fast chargers (or up to 2 of BMW’s low-cost 24 kW DC chargers)
- CHAdeMO will be incorporated into many of the sites with 50 kW chargers
And the full press release (in PDF to JPEG form):