EVgo and GM Boost New EV Fast Chargers at Regency Centers in Arvada, Colo.
LOS ANGELES–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO), the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network and the first powered by 100% renewable electricity, today announced the opening of ‘a new EV charging station comprised of six new public EVgo direct current fast chargers (DCFCs) at the Lloyd King Center, located at 6350 Sheridan Boulevard in Arvada, Colorado.
Today, there are 86 EVgo chargers in the state of Colorado, including 39 Level 2 chargers and 47 DCFC chargers. Four of the new EVgo public fast chargers have a high power output of 350 kW, capable of traveling approximately 180 miles in 15 minutes and two of the new chargers are 100 kW, capable of traveling approximately 90 miles in 15 minutes.* Using EVgo’s 100% renewable network, new fast chargers will provide zero-emission charging for electric vehicle drivers and support Colorado’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goals, reducing pollution and accelerating the transition to clean transportation . The state of Colorado has long been a leader in its commitment to electric vehicle adoption, establishing the Charge Ahead Colorado funding program in 2013, which encourages the development of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state.
“The Polis-Primavera administration is committed to doing its part to improve clean air efforts and save drivers money by expanding the adoption of electric vehicles statewide.” , said Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera. “EVgo’s new fast-charging station at Lloyd King Center adds momentum to the expansion of the state’s accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure and will help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles statewide.” . As a proud driver of an electric vehicle, I know how frustrating it can be to need a charging station but not find one; We are delighted to offer greater accessibility to charging to communities in our state. ”
âEVgo is building fast charging stations across the country, and we recognize that making electricity for all a reality requires great partners like those who made this new station in Arvada possible,â said Jonathan Levy, Director commercial of EVgo. Colorado is a critical and rapidly growing market for electric vehicles, and EVgo is excited to continue to expand its network to help accelerate the transition to electric mobility and even cleaner air in the Rocky Mountains for all Colorado. . ”
âRegency Centers is pleased to provide EVgo fast chargers as a convenience to our tenants and their customers at 11 of our retail properties,â said Mark Peternell, vice president of sustainability at Regency Centers. âRegency Centers believes in being a good steward and a leader in sustainability, and helping accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles through this partnership is another way for us to put words into practice. ”
âThe city of Arvada is delighted to be a part of this collaboration between such large organizations. These new fast-charging stations for electric vehicles will help advance Colorado’s electrification and climate goals and expand access to public charging for residents and travelers, âsaid Marc Williams, Mayor of Arvada .
âThe opening of another EVgo charging station in Colorado builds on the efforts of GM and EVgo to accelerate the construction of the charging infrastructure by adding more than 2,700 DC fast-charging stations. In addition to all Ultium compatible chargers in EVgo stations, GM customers can take advantage of charging capacities up to 350 kilowatts, âsaid Alex Keros, chief architect, EV Infrastructure at General Motors. âWe are thrilled to partner with EVgo to expand access to charging here in the Rocky Mountain State and across the country. ”
âEVgo is a great partner for our Charge Ahead Colorado and EV Plazas programs,â said Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office. “Each of these sites represents progress towards our goal of a robust network of rapid-charging infrastructure in the metro area and statewide — and also helps deliver on the Polis administration’s commitment to make bold action on the climate and improving air quality. ”
The new EVgo chargers were unveiled today, October 26e, as part of a groundbreaking ceremony at Lloyd King Center hosted by Dianne Primavera, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, alongside Jonathan Levy, EVgo Commercial Director, Alex Keros, Chief Architect, EV Infrastructure at General Motors, Mark Peternell, Vice President of Sustainability in Regency Centers, Marc Williams, Mayor of Arvada, Megan Gilman, Colorado PUC Commissioner, Will Toor, Executive Director of the Colorado Energy Office and Adrienne Benavidez, State Representative from Colorado.
* Actual charging speeds depend on vehicle capacity.
EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is the country’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles and the first to be powered 100% by renewable energy. With more than 800 fast-charging points, the charging network owned and operated by EVgo serves more than 68 metropolitan areas in 35 states and more than 300,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo paves the way for the electrification of transport, in partnership with car manufacturers; fleet and carpooling operators; retail hosts such as hotels, shopping malls, gas stations and parking lot operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand network availability and make it easier for drivers across the United States to enjoy the benefits of driving an EV. As a pioneer in charging technology, EVgo works closely with business and government leaders to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of electric vehicles by delivering a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, whether for a daily commute or a commercial fleet.