There may be some underused public EV chargers out there, but the ones at San Francisco Whole Foods Markets are anything but.
There are now 13 EVgo Freedom Stations located at Whole Foods Markets in the Bay Area. Each offers both CHAdeMO and CCS DC charging connecters as well as Level 2 charging.
EVgo’s analysis shows shows a 191% increase in charging at the Whole Foods locations over the last year. EV drivers show a marked preference for DC fast charging, using the DC chargers 12 times as often as the Level 2 option.
The Whole Foods Market in Fremont boasts the busiest DC fast charger in EVgo’s national network. It sees almost continuous use, and provided 1,452 charging sessions in September, an average of 45 per day.
“This kind of explosive growth shows that the EVgo strategy of putting the highest quality fast chargers in the highest demand locations is setting the standard for electric vehicle charging,” said Arun Banskota, President of EVgo.
“We brought in EVgo chargers because our customers care deeply for the planet and demand the cutting edge in environmental technology,” said Tristam Coffin, Energy and Environment Coordinator for Whole Foods Market Northern California. “It’s gratifying to see that the stations are being used. It’s good for us, good for the planet, and great that our customers can get a fast charge and be on their way.”
Source: NRG EVgo