EVgo Opens 800th Charging Location
March 2, 2020—EVgo announced the opening of its 800th fast charging location. The new four 150kW EVgo fast charger station is located at a Sheetz convenience store in Chantilly, Va,, and was built in partnership with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality as part of the Drive Electric Virginia initiative. All 800 EVgo fast charging locations are open today, with more in construction and under development.
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EVgo opened 75 fast charging locations across the country in 2019, or the equivalent of more than one station opening per week. EVgo, in partnership with ChargePoint, also implemented the nation's largest public roaming EV charging integration in 2019, enabling access to more than 30,000 public chargers on both networks with a single app and no roaming fees.
In California, where more than half of the EVs in the U.S. are currently located, EVgo's network of fast chargers grew by 40 percent in 2019. EVgo manages more than 300 fast charging locations and 750 fast chargers across the state, connecting more than 80 percent of Californians to an EVgo fast charger within a 15-minute drive.
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