Posts Tagged: EVgo

GM aims to make charging seamless with Ultium Charge 360

GM is methodically moving forward with its plans for electrification. The automaker’s latest initiative is Ultium Charge 360, “a holistic charging approach that integrates charging networks, GM vehicle mobile apps, and other products and services to simplify the overall charging experience for GM electric vehicle owners.” Ultium Charge 360 is basically a consolidation and expansion… Read more »

EVgo makes more of its fast charging network available to Tesla drivers

In December 2019, public fast charging network EVgo, in collaboration with Tesla, began installing the automaker’s proprietary connector at its DC fast charging stations around the country (Tesla drivers can use CHAdeMO or CCS plugs, but they need a bulky and pricey adapter, and a CCS adapter only recently became available in the US). Now… Read more »

GM aspires to stop selling ICE cars by 2035, will roll out 30 pure EVs by 2025

GM has thrown down the electric gauntlet to the auto industry, announcing plans to become carbon-neutral by 2040, and to set “science-based targets” to achieve carbon neutrality. GM worked with the Environmental Defense Fund to “develop a shared vision of an all-electric future and an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by… Read more »

2020 EV Charging Infrastructure Best-in-Test: Rating the DC fast charging user experience

If EVs are to replace fossil-fuel vehicles, they need to be able to make long highway trips, which means that DC fast charging needs to be reliable, convenient, affordable and ubiquitous. However, as Charged and other media have often reported, we’re still in the early days of public EV charging, and the user experience often… Read more »

GM to fund expansion of EVgo fast-charging network for electric cars

General Motors announced Friday that it would partner with the EVgo charging network to add an additional 2,700 fast-charging stations by 2025. The announcement comes a week before it unveils the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq electric luxury SUV, the first of up to a dozen new battery-electric vehicles it says it will offer in North America… Read more »

California to ban time-based billing for EV charging

California’s Office of Administrative Law has approved amendments to its Electric Vehicle Fueling Systems Specifications that will eventually ban public charging operators from billing by the minute in the state. The ban will apply to new Level 2 chargers beginning in 2021, and to new DC fast chargers beginning in 2023. Chargers installed before 2021… Read more »

LS Power to acquire EVgo

Utility holding company LS Power will acquire charging network operator EVgo from Vision Ridge Partners. EVgo operates more than 750 charging sites with over 1,250 fast chargers across 34 states. The transaction is expected to close in early 2020. David Nanus, Co-Head of Private Equity at LS Power, said, “This acquisition provides LS Power the… Read more »

EVgo to offer Tesla connectors on its nationwide charging network

Tesla drivers are rightly proud of their Supercharger network, but there are times when it would be convenient to use another public charging station. In some regions, the lines at Superchargers are becoming longer, and new third-party public chargers are appearing all over the country. In Europe, Tesla has equipped Model 3 with a CCS… Read more »

EVgo and Electrify America sign interoperability agreement to allow drivers to charge on both networks

Electrify America and EVgo have announced an interoperability agreement that allows drivers to charge their EVs at both EVgo and Electrify America charging stations without additional fees, using their existing accounts. Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or… Read more »

Mobile EV chargers deliver power where it’s needed

A few companies have introduced mobile charging products to solve unique challenges. The perceived lack of ready access to charging stations is one factor that has limited consumers’ interest in buying electric vehicles. While the number and diversity of locations of EV charging stations are growing, thanks to networks such as Electrify America, chargers can… Read more »