Posts Tagged: EVgo

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 »

ROEV Association brings together major players to promote charging network interoperability

Many services that we enjoy in the modern world are provided by a patchwork of local or regional companies, and they depend on some sort of national or international network to provide a seamless experience for consumers. The classic examples are mobile phones and ATMs, but there are many other examples (long distance telephony, airlines,… Read more »

BMW and EVgo expand ChargeNow program with 500 CCS DC fast chargers

As part of its ChargeNow DC Fast program, BMW of North America is supporting EVgo’s installation of an additional 500 DC Fast Combo chargers. The first phase of ChargeNow DC Fast saw the installation of 100 EVgo DC fast charging stations throughout California, which BMW i3 owners can access for free with their ChargeNow cards…. Read more »

ROEV Association aims to enable seamless access to public charging

A charge is becoming easier to find – there are now around 19,000 public, networked EV charging ports in the US – however, to use all the available chargers, EV owners may need to have accounts with several networks, which means carrying multiple access cards and using different mobile apps to find stations. There’s a… Read more »

EVgo partners with UC San Diego on vehicle-to-grid projects

Charging network operator NRG EVgo is leading two pilot projects at the University of California San Diego to study the potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. In the first project, EVgo has built a site to assess how owners of DC fast charging sites can use solar generation, battery storage and control systems to mitigate expensive… Read more »