US charging system restored to health

Jon Lawson

Electrify America is restoring full capacity to its entire network after its high-powered charging cables cleared extensive testing from the cable manufacturer, Huber+Suhner.

Electrify America shut down many of the high-powered CCS chargers (150kW – 350kW) in its network while the company and investigated a potential safety issue.

The recommendation came following an isolated event experienced at a private test facility in Europe with an early prototype liquid-cooled cable, similar to those installed on some of Electrify America’s charging dispensers. The shutdown recommendation was issued by Huber+Suhner to all customers using liquid-cooled cables worldwide.

“The safety of our customers is our highest priority. Extensive testing showed that the cables have met all industry standards for use, and as a result, we are bringing our entire network back to full capacity,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “We thank our customers for their patience as we worked through this, as well as Huber+Suhner for making this their top priority and resolving the issue with speed and the highest levels of technical expertise and professionalism.” 

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