Posts Tagged: EVgo

New report recommends best utility rate structures to support growth of fast charging

Network operator EVgo and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have released a report regarding the future of utility rates for DC fast chargers. The new report, “EVgo Fleet and Tariff Analysis,” finds that public fast-charging infrastructure is critical to EV deployment; however, California state legislators and regulators must make adjustments to allow for more cost-effective… Read more »

Nissan and BMW partner with EVgo to install 174 new DC fast chargers

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with network operator EVgo to deploy an additional 174 fast charging locations in 33 states. This expansion builds on the 120 fast chargers that Nissan and BMW announced in December 2015. Each location offers a dual 50 kW DC fast charging station with both CHAdeMO and SAE Combo (CCS)… Read more »

EVgo selects Driivz as IT service provider

Charging network EVgo, which operates over 800 DC fast chargers in 66 markets, has chosen Driivz, which has offices in California and Israel, as its preferred IT solutions service provider in North America. Driivz offers a cloud-based software platform that manages operations, user grid integration, billing and driver applications. According to the companies, the new… Read more »

EVgo turns up the heat with 350 kW public charging station

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… Read more »

VW to provide $2 billion for ZEV infrastructure, drawing criticism and praise from insiders

By now, the main events in Volkswagen’s dirty diesel scandal are familiar to Charged readers. For years, the world’s second-largest automaker opted not to produce hybrids or EVs, instead relying on “clean diesel” to meet government-mandated emissions standards. In 2015, scientists at the International Council on Clean Transportation were puzzled to find that they couldn’t… Read more »

New coalition aims to energize New Jersey’s EV scene

An assortment of EVSE companies, auto dealers, utilities and environmental advocates has launched a new coalition to jump-start EV adoption in New Jersey. ChargEVC’s mission is to promote policies that replace legacy cars with plug-in vehicles, in order to reduce harmful emissions, strengthen the utility grid, lower electricity rates, reduce transportation costs and a diversify… Read more »

DRIVEtheARC fast charging corridor breaks ground in California

Yet another fast charging corridor will soon connect the cities of the Western US. DRIVEtheARC, which will link the metro areas of Monterey, San Francisco, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, recently broke ground with a star-studded ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new network is a joint project of the state of California and NEDO, a Japanese R&D organization…. Read more »

EVgo opens 800th DC fast charging station in the US

EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public DC fast charging stations, announced that it has officially opened its 800th fast charging station, at SaveMart in Madera, Calif. The location features two DC fast chargers manufactured by BTC Power of Santa Ana, Calif. Each dual-standard charger includes two connectors, CHAdeMo and Combo Charging Standard. EVgo’s network… Read more »

California Energy Commission approves $9 million in grants for highway fast chargers

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $9 million in grants to four companies – Chargepoint, EV Connect, NRG EV Services and Recargo – for the installation of DC fast chargers along major state highways. The companies will install 61 DC fast chargers at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99 and… Read more »