EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle fast-charging network, has contracted for 100% renewable energy to power its customers, becoming the first EV charging network in the US to do so.
Across the country, EVgo is buying a combination of Green-e certified wind and solar energy through its electricity suppliers and REC partners. In California, EVgo is currently procuring 100% solar RECs from California and intends to purchase bundled renewable energy from its partners as they become certified through the California Air Resources Board Renewable Energy Pathways program.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, nearly 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US come from transportation – the majority of which are generated by passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles – making the sector the nation’s largest source of carbon emissions and therefore, the country’s leading contributor to climate change attributed to human activity.
“At EVgo we understand that our customers value all the ways EVs deliver a delightful driving experience, from better acceleration to eliminating tailpipe emissions,” said Julie Blunden, Executive Vice President for Business Development at EVgo. “EVgo is the national leader in customer satisfaction and we plan to extend that lead with 100% renewable energy powering every mile charged on our convenient and reliable fast charging network.”