BMW and VW finish installing EV chargers along US coastlines

The team-up with ChargePoint will keep your electric car running during lengthy trips.

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If you regularly drive some of the busiest highways in the US, you now have a stronger incentive to pick up an electric car. BMW, Volkswagen and ChargePoint have finished installing 95 promised EV charging stations along key routes on the US' eastern and western coastlines. The chargers, typically placed about 50 miles apart, will help you travel from Boston to Washington, DC (mostly along Interstate 95) or Portland, Oregon to San Diego (on Highway 101 and Interstate 5) without worrying about your battery.

All stations have SAE Combo fast charging, so you can top up cars like the BMW i3 or VW e-Golf anywhere along the charger network. Some of them also have CHAdeMO plugs for cars like the Nissan Leaf, and you'll also find slower J1772 charging at some spots. It's not the most comprehensive network as a result, but it's bound to help if you'd rather not buy a Tesla just to enjoy long-distance electric travel.
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