General Motors and EVgo have announced their partnership to build more than 2,700 new fast chargers in cities and suburbs across the United States over the next five years. The goal will triple the current 800 fast chargers than EVgo has on its network.
“We are moving quickly to bring new EVs to market that customers will love,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, . “We know how important the charging ecosystem is for drivers, one that includes access to convenient and reliable public fast charging. Our relationship with EVgo will bolster the public fast-charging network available to EV customers ahead of increased market demand and reinforce our commitment to an all-electric, zero-emissions future.”
Customers are going to have access to some of the fastest charging capabilities at the places they regularly frequent such as grocery stores, retail stores, and entertainment centers. And with fast charging available where people typically spend at least 15 minutes, customers will be able to charge their vehicles in the time it takes to run their errands.
The new EVgo fast charging stations will be deployed starting early 2021. And stations will be located in highly visible areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously. Plus the stations will feature new charging technology with 100-350-kilowatt capabilities.