Los Angeles — As electric vehicle (EV) automakers launch their 2019 models and announce their plans for 2020-2022, EVgo, the largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network in California and across the U.S., has accelerated construction work in progress and will add hundreds of EVgo fast chargers this year in California alone.
Building on the network's more than 1,000 public fast chargers currently operating across the U.S., EVgo will grow its fast charger count in the top two markets, the San Francisco Bay Area the LA Metropolitan Area, by 59% and 44%, respectively, by year-end 2018.
"EVgo's mission is to enable access to a better way to drive by building a reliable and convenient network of public fast chargers for electric vehicles," says Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. "The next 2 years are critical for transportation electrification as automakers begin deliveries from the $100 billion they are investing to retool for EV manufacturing. At EVgo, we are accelerating our development and construction processes so that by year-end we will deliver fast charger growth of 59% in the San Francisco Bay Area and 44% in our hometown of Los Angeles, the two largest EV markets in the U.S."
Due to EVgo's strong investment in California and the increasing adoption of electric vehicles, in 2018 EVgo fast charging reduced curtailment of solar and wind power by several gigawatt-hours, providing system-wide benefits to electricity customers across California in addition to the air quality benefits of transportation electrification.
With its rapid growth in gigawatt-hours delivered, EVgo works closely with automobile manufacturing partners, retail partners and property owners who host fast charging in their parking lots and garages, as well as EV rideshare providers and fleet operators to plan EVgo's investment in fast charging infrastructure from Maine to California.
EVgo has more than 75,000 customers and provides more than 100,000 charges per month. EVgo's chargers are in convenient, high-traffic locations. For more information, visit www.EVgo.com.