FreeWire Appoints Mark McNabb, Former CEO of Electrify America and COO of Volkswagen, to Advisory Board
June 17, 2021

McNabb brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the charging infrastructure and automotive industries

SAN LEANDRO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeWire Technologies (“FreeWire”), a category leader in ultrafast electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, today announced the appointment of Mark McNabb to its Advisory Board.

McNabb is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Electrify America LLC, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen of America, Inc. where he was responsible for the management of sales, after-sales and customer experience for the brand. McNabb came to Volkswagen in 2013 with more than 25 years of experience in the automotive business, and previously served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maserati North America.

“I’m delighted to join FreeWire’s Advisory Board and contribute to its mission of deploying ultrafast chargers across the U.S. and globally,” said McNabb. “FreeWire’s battery-integrated Boost Charger technology is truly differentiated and unique in its ability to enable faster and more efficient ultrafast EV charging infrastructure, while also mitigating the strain on the grid. I look forward to working with the talented FreeWire team and their game changing technology to advance zero-emission vehicle adoption.”

“Mark will be an invaluable asset to FreeWire as we scale our fully-integrated charging technology and rapidly deploy Boost Chargers to our customers,” said Arcady Sosinov, Founder and CEO of FreeWire. “His experience leading Electrify America and as COO of Volkswagen of America provides us with access to his industry expertise and relationships that will advance our mission, while further validating FreeWire as a major player in the EV charging space.”

FreeWire’s Boost Charger connects to existing low-power grid connections while enabling ultrafast charging by using an integrated lithium-ion battery to provide power for up to 20 vehicles per day. This technological innovation can virtually eliminate the costs associated with grid upgrades and mitigates ongoing costs by reducing standing charges for electricity supply at the site. The Boost Charger only requires a relatively modest grid connection, similar to a typical slow charger (L2) supply, to trickle charge the charger battery throughout the day, while delivering a high-power output.

EV charging can place significant demands on the grid, especially on a local level and certain locations can’t be easily upgraded to high power connections. The flexibility of the Boost Charger solution means that significantly more locations will be able to benefit from rapid access to ultrafast charging.

 

About FreeWire Technologies

FreeWire’s turnkey power solutions deliver energy whenever and wherever it’s needed for reliable electrification beyond the grid. With scalable clean power that moves to meet demand, FreeWire customers can tackle new applications and deploy new business models without the complexity of upgrading traditional energy infrastructure.

FreeWire has deployed battery-integrated chargers with Fortune 100 companies, commercial customers, fleets, retail locations, and gas stations. In addition to the expanded partnership with bp pulse, FreeWire and ampm, a bp subsidiary and convenience store chain with over 1,000 locations, have already deployed multiple public charging stations in the U.S.

 

Media Contact:
Cory Ziskind
ICR
646-277-1232
Cory.Ziskind@icrinc.com


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