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Uber and EVgo – a fast charging network for EVs in the U.S. – have announced announced an agreement to accelerate the electrification of rideshare across the U.S.

The first phase of the partnership will focus on supporting Uber driver-partners who currently drive electric vehicles through education and access to the nation’s largest and most reliable public fast charging network. They will also work together to evaluate where more fast charging is needed and how to optimize charging behavior.

Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo, says: “EVgo and Uber share a commitment to getting more drivers and passengers to experience the benefits of electric vehicles,”. Today’s announcement represents a big first step in a partnership between Uber and EVgo to help tackle the climate crisis by leveraging EVgo’s convenient and reliable fast charging nationwide network and deep experience in electrifying rideshare to deliver cleaner miles to Uber driver-partners, passengers, and the communities they serve.”

Adam Gromis, Global Head of Sustainability at Uber, adds: . “Promoting the transition to electrified rideshare will be the key to unlock Uber’s bold new climate commitments. Uber is thrilled to be partnering with EVgo, the leader in promoting rideshare electrification across the United States, to support the expansion of cleaner, greener transportation options.”

EVgo is the largest fast charging public network for electric vehicles in the U.S. With more than 1,200 DC fast chargers across more than 750 locations in 66 metropolitan markets in 34 states.

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