BMW DC Fast Charger Expansion Heads South With CCS Install In Atlanta, Georgia
Not long after a big North East DC Fast Charger Corridor announcement, BMW North America continues on its commitment to grow its DC fast charger network.
BMW NA South Regional Office is the first location for the South Expansion (Physical address: BMW of North America, LLC. 1280 Hightower Trail Atlanta, GA 30350).
With Georgia home to the second largest EV market in the nation it is only natural for OEMs to expand the charging capabilities there. The majority of new EV buyers still have range anxiety and rapid growth of the quick charging infrastructure helps to reduce such concerns.
Most recently, NRG EVgo entered the Atlanta market, but currently there are no plans to add CCS/Combo connectors to their chargers. Freedom stations will stay in California for now. However, Georgia Power has begun construction on its second public location and will soon have 11 locations with Dual Standard 50 kW Efacec Chargers.
Although there have been no plans to sell the Volkswagen eGolf and Chevy Spark in Georgia, the BMW i3 has seen some great sales numbers in this market, so hopefully VW and Chevrolet consider offering pure electric cars in this area at some point in the future.
Now, with confirmed DC SAE Combo expansion plans, i3 drivers in Metro Atlanta will soon enjoy the same freedom of transportation as CHAdeMO-equiped vehicles.
Thank you BMW!