EVgo and Meijer Launch First of 5 New Public Fast-Charging Stations in the Midwest

Los AngelesEVgo Inc., the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and only public network powered by 100% renewable electricity, and Meijer, a Midwestern retailer, have opened the first EVgo public fast-charging station at Meijer stores. EVgo’s latest stations with Meijer are part of EVgo and the retailer’s previously announced partnership, and are capable of 100 kW to 350 kW fast-charging.

EVgo and Meijer’s first sites under the partnership are in key Midwestern cities across Michigan and Ohio. The stations will add to the over 800 fast-charging locations in EVgo’s network and build on its growing base of over 310,000 customer accounts — reflecting the company’s continued leadership in building out charging infrastructure and its mutually rewarding collaborations with retail site host partners.

“Our partnership with EVgo provides another way for us to serve our community and further our commitment to sustainability,” says Erik Petrovskis, Meijer’s director of environmental compliance and sustainability. “The EV charging stations provide a convenience to our customers and community, and we are excited to be a part of the transition to electric vehicles.”

“EVgo has long been committed to working with first-class partners to provide our customers with a first-class charging experience,” says Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Between our shared dedication to protecting the planet and putting customers first, EVgo and Meijer are a natural fit. We look forward to building on our recent efforts around the Midwest to keep adding more EVgo stations to Meijer supercenter locations.”

EVgo and Meijer have both demonstrated leadership and commitment to sustainability for years. For over a decade, EVgo has provided access to convenient charging locations for hundreds of thousands of EV drivers, while Meijer has offered EV charging solutions for its customers at many supercenters for over a decade. The implementation of the new charging stations comes on the heels of recent traction around EV adoption in the Midwestern region, as the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin recently established the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition — or “REV Midwest” — in an effort to create jobs, lower carbon emissions and promote greater public health and safety. The retailer’s relationship with EVgo builds upon its existing sustainability initiatives, as well as those recently announced by REV Midwest, to increase access to EV charging infrastructure across its more than 250 supercenters within Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin.

EVgo is the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles, and the first to be powered by 100% renewable energy. With more than 800 fast-charging locations, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network serves over 68 metropolitan areas across 35 states and more than 310,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo leads the way on transportation electrification, partnering with automakers; fleet and rideshare operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the U.S. to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. For more information, visit www.evgo.com.

Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 258 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.meijer.com.

 

 

 

SOURCE: EVgo

 

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