Posts Tagged: EVgo

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 »

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 »