Noting that its customer base increased 20-fold in the last year, NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) has announced plans to expand its network of DC fast chargers from 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years.
eVgo has agreements with Nissan and BMW to provide EV buyers with paid subscriptions. Currently, the company has 245 fast chargers in its national network, including a mix of SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors. It will be adding more across the country.
In California, eVgo has more than 120 fast chargers, including 29 SAE-capable, of which 26 are dual SAE/CHAdeMo. The network includes 26 chargers in the Chicago area, 50 in Texas and 24 in the Washington DC metro area. Atlanta, one of the fastest growing EV markets, has 12 fast charging stations. eVgo will soon install its first five stations in Tennessee. Future expansion of the network will include major corridors such as San Diego to Seattle, and Miami to Boston.
“NRG’s strategic expansion of our eVgo network integrates a family of in-home and away-from-home chargers to meet the needs of consumers who drive a variety of electric vehicles,” said NRG eVgo President Arun Banskota. “We are meeting the daily fueling demands of EV drivers in some of the country’s largest markets, and we look forward to providing these services nationally, in partnership with auto manufacturers and dealers, retail partners and work places.”