Charging network operator EVgo has opened its 950th fast charger in the US, at Molly Pitcher Service Area on the New Jersey Turnpike. Located in Cranbury, NJ, the service area sees a huge amount of traffic – almost two million visitors in 2016.
The Molly Pitcher station includes two 480 V fast chargers, each of which can deliver a 50 kW charge – enough to charge most EVs to 80 percent in 30 minutes. EVgo dual chargers offer both CHAdeMO and CCS plugs. EVgo offers several flexible payment solutions, including pay-as-you-go, membership plans and unlimited charging plans for customers of partner OEMs, including BMW, Nissan and Ford.
Partnering with EVgo to deploy the new station is Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest electric utility. PSE&G currently operates public charging stations with a total of 90 plugs at 12 sites, as well as an employee EV charging program with 45 plugs at various company locations.
“The lack of convenient, accessible charging stations in New Jersey is clearly an impediment to EVs’ continued growth in the state,” said PSE&G VP Courtney McCormick. “By partnering with organizations like EVgo to offer chargers on the Turnpike, PSE&G is doing its part to help current EV owners and show potential owners that EVs are a viable option in New Jersey.”