Posts Tagged: EVgo

Given the choice, EV drivers prefer DC fast charging 12-to-1 over Level 2

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… Read more »

The Electric Vehicle Charging Association, a new trade group for the charging industry

Several prominent firms in the EV charging industry have formed the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a non-profit trade association created to encourage continued innovation in the field, advocate for pro-EV policies, and serve as a resource for information and expertise. The founding members of EVCA are ABM, ChargePoint, Clean Fuel Connection, Envision Solar, EV… Read more »

DC Fast Charging maps highlight differences between Tesla and CHAdeMO/CCS rollouts

Tesla touts its Supercharger network as a no-compromise solution for electric road trips, and has strategically placed Superchargers along well-traveled highways. Elon Musk himself has embarked on a coast-to-coast adventure in a Model S to demonstrate that it can be done in about the same timeframe as with any other vehicle. On the other hand,… Read more »

Solvay’s new thermoplastic offers high voltage resistance and high temp performance

Thermoplastics supplier Solvay Specialty Polymers has expanded its Amodel AE-8900 series of products for automotive electronics applications. The new Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) materials provide high voltage resistance and retention of dielectric properties at high temperatures. The new Amodel AE-8900 series comes in five versions, offering 30, 35, 40, 50 or 60 percent glass fiber reinforcement…. Read more »

NRG EVgo on the move: Its DC fast charging network passed major milestones (Full Interview)

Q&A with Arun Banskota and Brendan Jones. In the past year, the NRG EVgo network has quietly passed some major milestones in the EV charging industry. The company now has more public DC fast charging sites than anyone else – even more than Tesla’s vast Supercharger network. EVgo also has the highest number of CHAdeMO and… Read more »

Nissan North America’s EV Director, Brendan Jones, joins NRG EVgo

After more than 20 years with Nissan, Brendan Jones has joined NRG EVgo to help the company with its aggressive rollout of DC fast charger infrastructure. Most recently at Nissan, he served as Director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure Deployment. Charged has interviewed Jones several times over the past four years, and his passion… Read more »

Indiana gas station chain installs DC fast chargers (UPDATED)

Public EV chargers are popping up at all kinds of locations, including, of all places, gas stations. Convenience store chain Ricker Oil has installed nine DC fast chargers at locations in central Indiana. Ricker partnered with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition and Nissan, which offers two years of free public charging to LEAF buyers… Read more »