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Thursday, 22 April 2021 23:24

EVgo Opens 6 New EV Fast Chargers in Washington, D.C. and Maryland

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As the country commemorated Earth Day, EVgo, the nation's largest public fast charging network for EVs, on April 22 officially opened four of its newest fast chargers in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, and two at a shopping center in nearby Bethesda, MD.

EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi was onsite to celebrate the opening of the new stations.

 

“Powering clean transportation for everyone is what EVgo does. As we celebrate Earth Day by bringing EV fast chargers to D.C.'s historic Union Station, EVgo is excited to serve drivers while they shop, dine or have a wander around the glorious monuments and gardens in our nation's capital," said Zoi.

 

EVgo recognizes the importance of its mission to deliver sustainable transportation solutions every day, but particularly on Earth Day. Electrifying transportation has economic, environmental and national security benefits, and EVgo has been helping avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions since the deployment of the network's first urban fast chargers more than a decade ago.

 

Since the company's inception, EVgo has powered more than 282 million zero-emission miles, saving more than 12.5 million gallons of gas and reducing 114,000 metric tons of CO2, based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) GHG equivalencies calculator.

 

The new fast chargers opening April 22 further advance EVgo's rapid expansion across the mid-Atlantic states, powered by partnerships with vehicle manufacturers and public policymakers who recognize the importance of accelerating deployment of fast charging infrastructure to enable widespread EV adoption.

 

Both sites leverage 200kW-shared power configurations, with each charger capable of dispensing electricity to two vehicles simultaneously.

 

For years, EVgo has been naming its nationwide network of public fast chargers to make charging easy and fun for its customers. In a nod to canine bipartisanship, the four new fast chargers in Washington are being named for...


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