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A breakthrough for electric vehicle drivers

Electrify America has finished its network of EV chargers

Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is a cross-country route for electric-vehicle charging.

The first cross-country electric-vehicle charging route is complete, said Sasha Lekach at Mashable​. Electrify America has finished its network of EV chargers "every 70 miles on the 2,700-mile journey" from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles along Interstates 15 and 70. "The best part" is that the route "includes super-fast chargers at public stations recharging cars at speeds up to 350 kilowatts."

At that rate, it takes roughly 20 minutes for a full recharge "with the average electric vehicle boasting a range of about 200 miles." Tesla already has a supercharger network connecting most of the country, but Electrify America's initiative is a breakthrough for owners of other EVs. A second route will connect Jacksonville, Florida, and San Diego by September.

This article was first published in the latest issue of The Week magazine. If you want to read more like it, you can try six risk-free issues of the magazine here.

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