EVgo expands its fast charging network in LA

Nov 16, 2018

EVgo, a US based public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, continues to grow in Los Angeles, one of the largest EV markets in the country, with the addition of six new fast charging stations in the past six weeks. EVgo’s new fast charging stations cover the LA area from the South Bay to Downtown, mid-Wilshire to Westwood.

"Thanks to tremendous leadership from Mayor Garcetti and leaders across the LA region, Los Angeles is one of the nation's largest EV markets and EVgo is delivering reliable and convenient fast charging to Angelenos across the city and county," says Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. "EVgo is a proud partner with and is grateful to the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and to our site partners, including the LA Department of Transportation, La Kretz Innovation Campus, Petersen Automotive Museum, and Lazy Acres for their role in accelerating the adoption of EVs in LA."

EVgo offers fast chargers with power ratings ranging from 50 kW to 350 kW and its fast chargers are compatible with any EV that accepts a fast charge. EV drivers can achieve an 80% charge in the time it takes to eat lunch, making charging with EVgo faster and more convenient for drivers across the country, especially for those using their EV for ridesharing and those without home or workplace charging.

This year, EVgo's more than 1,000 fast chargers have powered more than 60 million miles of EV travel, avoiding more than 14,000 metric tons of CO2. In California, year to date, EVgo fast charging has enabled lower curtailment of solar and wind power by gigawatt-hours, providing system-wide benefits to electricity customers across the state in addition to the air quality benefits of transportation electrification.

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