The coming generation of longer-range EVs will require faster charging, and network operator EVgo isn’t waiting around – the company has broken ground on a public charging station capable of charging at up to 350 kW, which the company says is seven times faster than any fast chargers currently available.
The new high-power charging station is located in Baker, California, on the route from Southern California to Las Vegas and, fittingly, at the site of the World’s Tallest Thermometer. When complete, it will offer four dual-standard 350 kW fast chargers, and will be expandable to up to eight chargers in the future. The site will include a solar canopy and backup batteries. EVgo expects the project to be completed by June 2017.
“EVgo is laser-focused on the needs of our customers, and they want faster charging at more locations,” said EVgo VP Terry O’Day. “This new standard will open the EV market to even wider audiences. When this station opens to the public next year, EV drivers will enjoy a new level of freedom.”