Rove to Build Full-Service EV Charging Centers in Southern California
Published April 19, 2023
Rove, a developer of full-service electric vehicle charging centers, confirms plans to build six locations in Southern California starting in 2023.
Rove will set a new standard in EV charging with a premium, customer-centric experience. Focused on fast, smart and reliable charging, each Rove will host 40 ultra-fast, direct-current fast chargers (DCFC), capable of reaching speeds up to 350 kW---making a full charge possible in as little as 15 minutes.
Unlike other stations, Rove will offer a full-service experience that includes onsite amenities. Centers will feature a market with all-natural and organic meals and grocery options, car wash, pristine restrooms, free Wi-Fi, lounge and patio.
“Fast. Safe. Reliable. These are all things EV charging should be but isn’t. We plan to change that,” said Rove CEO and long-time EV owner Nathan McDonnell. “Our goal is to raise the bar by providing fast charging, clean amenities and onsite support. At Rove, we’re putting the customer first.”
Committed to environmental sustainability, Rove’s full-service charging centers are designed to enable the use of renewable energy. By integrating onsite solar panels and battery storage, sites will supplement the use of electricity from the grid during peak times and support more sustainable energy use.
“Nathan and his team have re-imagined the electric vehicle charging experience,” said Mark Longstreth, partner at Newlight Partners, a private investment firm that made an initial investment in Rove in 2021. “We are proud to support Rove’s continued momentum to expand charging access and accelerate the transition of our vehicle fleet to clean and renewable energy.”
Rove plans to open 20 locations by 2026, starting with centers in Corona, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa, CA. For more information about Rove and its upcoming centers, visit RoveCharging.com.