Why Charging Stations For Electric Cars Are Being Turned Off Right Now

Late on Friday last week, Electrify America, quickly followed by other electric car charging providers, announced that it had turned off its 150kW and 350kW electric car charging stations.

The reason? A fault with the liquid cooled cabling that these stations need to ensure the cables stay cool while charging at super-high power rates.

At the time of our Friday hangout (https://youtu.be/gEMzxMsOez4), we didn’t have much in the way of information to go on. Since then however, there’s been an official statement on the issue from the manufacturer of the cables, and we’re finally able to explain what’s happened and why.

We’ll keep you posted with updates as we have them.


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