Public fast charging network EVgo has received the first shipment of 350 kW fast chargers from Delta Electronics that are manufactured according to Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) standards. Delivered from Delta Electronics’ recently opened factory in Plano, Texas, this first shipment marks a milestone in developing the domestic supply chain needed to unlock funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.
Delta has delivered 10 chargers to date, and EVgo expects to receive additional 350 kW BABA-compliant chargers from Delta Electronics later this year.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $7.5 billion in funding for EV charging stations. Delta’s equipment is manufactured to meet BABA standards issued by the Federal Highway Administration, which is required for any charging stations that receive federal funding. To date, EVgo and its eXtend partners have been selected for millions in preliminary awards from NEVI programs in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania.
“As states award their initial round of NEVI funding, the arrival of EVgo’s first batch of BABA fast chargers—with incredible speed for onshoring—signals both a tremendous moment for domestic charger manufacturing and for additional public funding opportunities as more states announce their awards,” said Dennis Kish, COO of EVgo. “EVgo and Delta share a commitment to developing a resilient supply chain here in America, and this collaboration showcases the companies’ capability to deliver the high-quality, high-power fast chargers we need to meet the growing demand for fast charging across the country.”
In addition to its work to onshore its supply chain, EVgo is also actively working with its suppliers to help ensure future chargers will integrate Tesla’s NACS system, which is currently making its way through standards bodies.