General Motors and EVgo plan to triple the size of the U.S.’s largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years.
The new EVgo fast charging stations will be available to customers starting early 2021. They will feature new charging technology with 100-350-kilowatt capabilities to meet the needs of an increasingly powerful set of EVs coming to market.
Stations will be located in highly visible areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously.
Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO, says: “We know how important the charging ecosystem is for drivers, one that includes access to convenient and reliable public fast charging. Our relationship with EVgo will bolster the public fast charging network available to EV customers ahead of increased market demand and reinforce our commitment to an all-electric, zero-emissions future.”
Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. adds: “Today EVgo and General Motors are making it even better to drive electric. 115 million Americans already live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charging station. With EV choices rapidly increasing, building more fast charging stations across the U.S. is necessary to extend the power of EVs for more drivers.”
In 2019, EVgo became the first North American charging company to contract for 100 percent renewable energy to power its chargers.