EVgo, Lyft Partnership Expands to Denver
November 26, 2019—EVgo and Lyft announced an expansion of their partnership to accelerate rideshare electrification through Lyft's planned introduction of 200 new electric vehicles (EV) for rideshare drivers in the Denver market as part of Lyft's Express Drive rental program. EVgo will provide fast charging support for the market at its 20 EVgo fast charging stations across the greater Denver metro area.
EVgo currently provides fast charging service for the existing Lyft Express Drive EV fleets in Atlanta and Seattle. EVgo and Lyft share a commitment to zero emissions transportation: Lyft has pledged that all EV charging across its platform will be covered by 100 percent renewable electricity, and EVgo is the nation's first public fast charging network to be powered 100 percent by renewable energy.
"EVgo has a strong fast charging network that will help Express Drive renters access great charging locations across Denver and the Front Range," said Gabe Cohen, Regional Director at Lyft. "We are proud to work with leaders across Colorado who share our commitment to more sustainable transportation options that are better for drivers, riders, and the communities we serve."
"EVgo is thrilled to expand our partnership with Lyft to promote rideshare electrification in Denver," said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. "EVgo is committed to an all-electric future, and we're excited to work with Lyft to support Colorado's ambitious plans for cleaner and more sustainable communities."
The announcement recognizes the important work underway in Colorado to accelerate transportation electrification and promote the adoption of clean, renewable energy resources. In August, Colorado became the 10th state to adopt California's zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate. The state is also home to robust programs like Charge Ahead Colorado from the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO), which support continuous build-out of EV charging stations. In addition, the state's largest utility, Xcel Energy, is working to achieve its 2030 decarbonization goals and will soon make available new rates designed to promote fleet electrification and encourage new investments in EV charging infrastructure.
For more information on Lyft's recent announcement, visit https://blog.lyft.com/posts/lyft-denver-ev-2019.