Iowa 80 Truckstop has installed two DC fast ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The installation is now up and running and positioned just north of the gas islands on the property.
The chargers can charge any brand of electric vehicle to 80% in 20-30 minutes. The EV charging stations are self-service and easy to operate. Guests will be able to pull in, plug in and be free to eat and shop while their vehicle charges.
“We have been working on this project for quite some time and are excited to now be able to offer this convenience to our customers,” says Delia Moon Meier, Senior Vice President. “For those traveling across Interstate 80, our charging stations are located in the perfect spot between Chicago and Des Moines.”
Iowa 80 began this project over a year ago by first installing a substation that can provide 760kw of charging power to EV chargers; providing the option to add more charging stations in the future.
“At Iowa 80 Truckstop, we are committed to serving customers to help them on their journey, whether it’s a hot meal, snacks, gifts, gas or an EV charge. They can count on us to keep up with the times and adapt to their needs,” says Meier.
NATSO and ChargePoint, Inc. in 2020 unveiled the National Highway Charging Collaborative, an initiative that will leverage $1 billion in public and private capital to deploy charging at more than 4,000 travel plazas and fuel stops serving highway travelers and rural communities nationwide by 2030. In its first year, the public-private Collaborative successfully funded more than 150 DC fast charging spots with additional access to more than 1,500 publicly available DC fast charging spots for consumers on ChargePoint’s existing network.
The Collaborative continues to aggressively scale its efforts, expecting to reach $1 billion in investments by 2030. This is in line with the expected arrival rate of dozens of new EV models. The National Highway Charging Collaborative is increasing access to EV charging along highways and in rural North America by filling infrastructure gaps along the National Highway System, including along the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) designated alternative fuel corridors. The FHWA also highlights the National Highway Charging Collaborative as part of its Alternative Fuel Corridors Best Practices.
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