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English Español USA: Opened first fast chargers in Virginia-statewide charging network

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and EVgo announced two 50kW fast chargers, first of hundreds in public-private partnership across the Commonwealth.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), announced the opening of the EVgo fast charging station at Ashburn Restaurant Park. This is EVgo’s first public fast charging station to begin operation under the Statewide Appendix D Volkswagen settlement program. The EVgo fast charging station at Ashburn Restaurant Park includes two EVgo 50 kW DC fast chargers capable of delivering up to 90 miles in about 30 minutes.

EVgo was awarded the contract by DEQ to develop a statewide public fast-charging network in August 2018. The network prioritizes DC fast chargers along heavily traveled roads and in areas that have high current and projected growing demand for EV charging. The network is designed to complement existing charging stations and other planned charging infrastructure deployments. When EVgo’s statewide network is complete, approximately 95% of Virginians will be within 30 miles of an EV charger.

“Today’s opening of the EVgo fast charging station in Ashburn is an important milestone in the deployment of safe and more sustainable infrastructure in Virginia,” said Matt Strickler, Secretary of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

“EVgo is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to deliver reliable and convenient fast charging access for EV drivers across the Commonwealth,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo.

“We are proud to be working with EVgo and the Department of Environmental Quality to host the first DC fast charging station of the Commonwealth’s new statewide network,” said Frederick Roseman and Philip Friedman of Carderock Investments, LLC.

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