EVgo has opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S. This will be started in partnership with Nissan North America.
EVgo offers dual chargers that cover all EVs currently on the road, utilizing both CHAdeMO and CCS standards. EVgo’s DC Fast chargers provide approximately 150 miles of range per hour at a charging rate of 50kW. In comparison to other EV charging options, such as wall outlets and Level 2, DC Fast is one of the most efficient charging methods available today. Standard wall outlets charge at 120 volts and provide drivers with just six miles of range per hour. Level 2 chargers, or J1772, give drivers 12-24 miles of range per hour at 240 volts, making DC Fast charging multitudes faster and more convenient for drivers looking to extend the range of their EV.
“The completion of EVgo’s 1,000th charging station is a huge milestone in our mission to electrify the nation with a fast, convenient DC Fast charging network,” said Terry O’Day, Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development at EVgo. “The Washington, D.C. Metro area has one of the highest concentrations of electric vehicles in the country and we look forward to helping facilitate commuter charging throughout the region. With the recent launch of the EVgo Mobile App, it’s now even easier for EV owners to charge rapidly while on the go.”
EVgo utilizes a variety of flexible charging solutions including pay-as-you-go, low-cost membership charging plans and unlimited charging plans for customers of partner OEMs, including Nissan, BMW and Ford. Additionally by owning and operating its stations, EVgo is able provide the best customer experience in EV charging. With its newly launched mobile app, customers can locate and utilize chargers nearby without having to carry an access card.
EVgo now operates 1,000 fast chargers in 66 of the top-selling EV markets, covering the metropolitan areas where 90 percent of new electric cars are sold.