Electrify America released a few tidbits of network-usage data from Monday 2021, showing a big increase in charging sessions by 2020.
The company said in a press release that it delivered 1.45 million charging sessions in 2021, more than five times the 268,000 charging sessions reported for 2020.
Electrify America delivered 41.4 gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2021, which the company said offset 145 million miles of EV driving and 5.7 million gallons of gasoline.
Electrify America Charger
The Electrify America Network is built around high-power 150-kw and 350-kw DC fast-charging stations using the Combined Charging Standard (CCS), although many stations have at least one CHAdeMO connector.
The reported increase in charging-station usage indicates not only how fast the charging network is growing, but also how fast CCS-compatible vehicles have been delivered. Many automakers, initially committed to CCS, including Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, have recently begun launching and delivering mass-market EVs.
The Electrify America network still largely focuses on road-trip waypoints, an indication that EV drivers are moving out of their travels.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 at 2022 Electrify America DC Fast-Charging Station
According to Electrify America, the current network has 800 sites, of which more than 3,500 individual chargers are open or under construction. The company plans to double the size of its network by the end of 2025, with plans for 1,800 DC fast-charging stations and a total of 10,000 individual connectors in the United States and Canada.
Electrify America is at the top of the Tesla supercharger network in a study of user experience — although it is noteworthy that the study did not include an uptime or reliability assessment.
Last year too, Electrify America finally added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and tapped the home charging business.