WESTLAKE, Ohio – TravelCenters of America Inc, the largest publicly-traded full-service travel center network in the US, has entered into an agreement with Electrify America to provide electric vehicle charging at select TA/Petro locations. The first charging stations are planned to be deployed in 2023.
As part of the deal, TravelCenters of America will purchase approximately 1,000 individual chargers to be installed at 200 locations along major highways over the next five years. Electrify America will be responsible for designing, developing, and operating the charging stations through its Electrify Commercial business unit. The charging network will be available to almost all electric vehicle brands and will offer charging speeds up to 350 kW.
“Our agreement with best-in-class Electrify America provides an unmatched offering of excellence in locations, service, and support,” said Jon Pertchik, CEO of TravelCenters of America. “Our large locations with expansive amenities are attractive to EV motorists and we are committed to expanding our EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growing number of EV drivers over time.”
Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America, said, “Electrify America is pleased to collaborate with an industry leader like TravelCenters of America to provide the critical infrastructure needed for EV drivers of today and tomorrow.”
The partnership between TravelCenters of America and Electrify America offers a range of benefits for electric vehicle drivers, including convenient locations, Wi-Fi access, modern restrooms, hyper-fast charging, and seamless payment technology. The companies are dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of motorists and are working toward a more sustainable future.