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English Español USA: General Motors, EVgo to triple nation’s largest public fast charging network

More than 2,700 new EV fast charging plugs will be added in the next five years. First stations will be available starting early 2021.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

General Motors and EVgo plan to triple the size of the nation’s largest public fast charging network by adding more than 2,700 new fast chargers over the next five years, a move set to help accelerate widespread electric vehicle adoption in the United States.

The two companies will add fast charging stations to cities and suburbs, unlocking new EV customer segments and providing increased charging access to drivers who live in multi-unit homes, rent their homes and can’t install chargers, or might not have access to workplace charging.

The new EVgo fast charging stations will be available to customers starting early 2021. Stations will be located in visible areas and most will be able to charge at least four vehicles simultaneously. Stations will feature new charging technology with 100-350-kilowatt capabilities. Additionally, the new EVgo fast chargers will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

“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,” said Mary Barra, GM Chairman and CEO.

“115 million Americans already live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charging station. With EV choices rapidly increasing, building more fast charging stations across the U.S. is necessary to extend the power of EVs for more drivers,” said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO.

EVgo is USA’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles, and the first to be powered by 100% renewable energy. With more than 800 fast charging locations in 66 markets across 34 states, EVgo owns and operates the most public fast charging locations in the U.S. and serves more than 200,000 customers.

General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Holden, Baojun and Wuling brands.

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