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Tuesday, 10 May 2022 09:43

EVgo Selected as EV Charging Network Provider for Portland, ME

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EVgo Inc., the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and first powered by 100% renewable electricity, on May 10 announced it was selected as the City of Portland’s partner to deploy electric vehicle charging infrastructure on city-owned property.

Through the partnership, EVgo will install eight direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and up to 44 Level 2 chargers across Portland, ME.

 

EVgo is the first North American EV charging network powered by 100% renewable electricity, aligning with Portland’s commitment to deliver more options for the city fleet and residents to reduce their carbon emissions.

 

The City of Portland has committed to reducing emissions 80% by 2050 and shifting to 100% clean energy for the municipality’s needs by 2040. With roughly 30% of the carbon emissions in the City of Portland each year coming from the transportation sector, this partnership to deploy a combination of fast charging and level 2 charging around the city will be critical to enabling drivers to go electric and be able to charge their vehicles around town.

 

“EVgo is thrilled to be working with the City of Portland, ME, to bring EV charging solutions to city sites to help locals, visitors and the municipal fleet all make the switch to driving electric," said Colin Murchie, senior director of business development at EVgo. “Portland has always been a place that recognizes the different ways to sail a ship, and a combination of fast charging and level 2 charging are exactly what’s needed for Portland’s teachers, city employees, residents and visitors to meet their needs as they shift to EVs.”

 

“Portland residents need to feel confident about charging before they buy an electric vehicle,” said City Sustainability Director Troy Moon. “That’s why we’re working with EVgo to create charging hubs in neighborhoods with large numbers of multi-family buildings. Residents who don’t have access to home charging will be able to plug in their vehicle close to home and then go about their business while it charges.”

 

Once installed, EVgo’s DC fast chargers will offer...


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