Charging network operator EVgo enjoyed a record year in 2017. Its network of chargers powered 40 million miles worth of electric driving, almost double the 22 million EV miles charged in 2016.
The Evgo network expanded by 20%, and now has over 1,000 DC fast chargers across 66 markets nationwide. Network usage set a record with 1.1 million charging sessions.
EVgo sees a clear trend of increasing demand for public fast charging – the amount of energy delivered by its network increased 83% in 2017, although US EV sales grew by only 26%. A key area of growth for the company came from new partnerships with zero-emissions fleet and rideshare programs, accounting for 10 percent of energy delivered.
EVgo completed several key projects in 2017, including the DRIVEtheARC corridor in Northern California, which connects the Monterey Peninsula, Bay Area, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe regions.
“2017 was an extremely successful year for EVgo, and not only did we add the 1,000th charger to our network, but we also delivered more fast charging power to EV drivers than ever before, with a resulting impact of 1.6 million gallons of gasoline saved,” said Cathy Zoi, EVgo’s CEO.