Compliments of Electrify America.
Charging an electric vehicle at a public station is typically less expensive than filing up an internal combustion engine car with gasoline, but there's still a price to pay. Many automakers offer free charging through Electrify America for a few years with a purchase or lease, but for one day only this year, any EV driver can take advantage of free electricity. To celebrate Earth Day, EA will offer complimentary charging at over 740 participating stations (with a few exceptions in New York).
To take advantage of this deal, all you need to do is plug in your EV to charge starting from April 22 at 12:01 a.m. to April 23 at 3:00 a.m. EDT. During that time, EA will cover the cost of all charging sessions. EV road trip, anyone? EA encourages anyone who charges on Earth Day to share their experience on social media with the hashtags #ChargeOnEarth and #Promotion.
EA currently operates over 800 charging stations with more than 3,500 individual chargers. By 2026, the company plans to expand to 1,800 charging stations and over 10,000 individual chargers. The network offers 150kW and 350kW DC fast charging, the latter of which can juice up a GMC Hummer EV Pickup at its peak charge rate.
Along with the free day of public charging, EA will make it easier for EV owners to plug in at home. The company's Level-2 HomeStation charger will be discounted by $50 (normally priced at $649.00) from April 18 to April 30, 2022. Just order through the Electrify Home site and use the promo code "CHARGEONEARTH." With a compatible vehicle, the HomeStation can deliver 9.6kW charging, adding up to 33 miles of range per hour.
"Driving an electric vehicle is something that individuals can do every day to live more sustainably," says Robert Barrosa, senior director of sales, business development & marketing at Electrify America. "Electrify America is happy to provide a little thank you to those who have already made the commitment to drive electric and help advance the goal of a more sustainable future."