Filld, a mobile fueling company; and Jon Kelly, founder and
CEO of Canary Compliance.
Scharff, who is responsible for leading Visa’s EMV
contactless initiatives for the U.S., said the EMV fuel pump
compliance deadline of October 2020 absolutely is the ;nal
deadline. It will not be extended again, she said.
Barrosa explained that Electrify America is a Volkswagen
subsidiary created in 2016 that will invest $2 billion in electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure over 10 years.
The investment is part of Volkswagen’s settlement after
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 found
the German automaker cheated on diesel emissions tests and
violated the Clean Air Act.
In other words, the U.S. government is making
Volkswagen install a massive part of the nation’s developing
Barrosa said Electrify America’s DC Fast EV charging
stations will be along high-traf;c corridors in 39 states — including two cross-country routes — and planned sites will be
no more than 120 miles apart. A growing EV infrastructure is
negating range anxiety, which used to be the No. 1 obstacle
to EV adoption. Today, the bigger obstacle is charging time.
Roughly half of the 2019 attendees opted in for the Feb. 6 optional pre-event excursion to Catalina Island, 22 miles off the California coast. A golf cart scavenger
hunt created new alliances and industry partnerships. The annual unofficial excursion has become a can’t-miss affair for many.