'VW's Electrify America doubts anyone will notice a difference'

Electrify America closes most high-powered EV chargers
January 27, 2019  Ronan Glon


The company uncovered a problem with the charging cables.

Electrify America has announced it is temporarily shutting down most of the
high-powered electric car charging stations it built in the United States.
The company uncovered a potential safety issue with the liquid-cooled
charging cables used to connect a car to a station, and it blames the
problem on a third-party supplier.

"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. We are confident that Huber+Suhner
will investigate and resolve this issue as quickly as possible," wrote
Giovanni Palazzo, the CEO of Electrify America, in a statement published

We doubt anyone will notice a difference. The high-powered stations that are
temporarily disconnected from the grid boast a charging speed of 150 or 350
kilowatts. As of January 2019, there are no electric cars compatible with
these speeds sold in the United States. The first 150-kilowatt-capable car
will be the Audi E-Tron, which will begin arriving in showrooms in a few
months' time. The Porsche Taycan will follow, but it's even further away; it
hasn't been unveiled yet.

Electrify America did not release additional details about the problem, and
it didn't say when it will fix the chargers. It notes that 50-kilowatt
chargers, L2 chargers, and CHAdeMO connectors remain safe to use. 
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that makes the high rate of charge unsafe ...

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