EV Charger Electrify America Shutting down Majority of Stations for Probe

EV Charger Electrify America Shutting down Majority of Stations for Probe

Posted by Handyman on Jan 27th 2019

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.