Electrify America has installed state-of-the-art 150- and 350-kilowatt (kW) chargers that will increase the range for EV drivers traveling on I-84.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Power is supplying electricity to the region’s newest state of-the-art, fast-charging station for electric vehicles (EV) provided by Electrify America. The station is located at Walmart, 8300 W. Overland Road, Boise, Idaho.
With a focus on both future and present-day EVs, the new station can deliver energy for up to 20 miles of range per minute of charge at 350 kW. Electrify America worked with Idaho Power to connect to the electrical grid and ensure smooth operation.
“The Electrify America fast chargers provide the latest in charging technology for EVs on the road today and are sized to fuel future models that will feature larger batteries,” said Patti Best, Idaho Power Program Specialist.
The new station has a range of power options, starting at 50 kW to 150 kW up to 350 kW, to ensure all fast-charging cars will be able to use it. With four chargers, the station can charge multiple vehicles at once.
The Boise station completes a network of Electrify America stations across the Northwest. According to Beth Baird of the Treasure Valley Clean Cities coalition, “With the completion of the Boise station, EV drivers can more easily travel from Boise to Portland or Boise to Salt Lake.”
To connect the rest of the state, the Idaho Office of Energy and Mineral Resources (OEMR) is identifying strategic locations within Idaho for more fast-charging equipment. “These locations will create a network of highways in Idaho that offer EV charging services to the public,” said John Chatburn, Director of OEMR.
As the charging network grows, more people can go electric for their transportation.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Idaho Power and Walmart to bring ultra-fast EV charging to the Boise area,” said Rob Barrosa, Director of Utility Strategy and Operations at Electrify America. “Together, we can help increase the number of drivers who will consider a zero-emission vehicle for their daily transportation needs.”
About Idaho Power
Idaho Power, headquartered in vibrant and fast-growing Boise, Idaho, has been a locally operated energy company since 1916. Today, it serves a 24,000-square-mile area in Idaho and Oregon. The company’s goal to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045 builds on its long history as a clean-energy leader that provides reliable service at affordable prices. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects at the core of its diverse energy mix, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest prices for electricity. Its 2,000 employees proudly serve more than 560,000 customers with a culture of safety first, integrity always and respect for all.
About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, which is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. For more information, visit electrifyamerica.com.