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EVgo Opens First Public Fast Charging Site

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EVgo Inc. has unveiled the opening of its first fast charging station, marking the deployment of the Company’s innovative

EVgo Inc. has unveiled the opening of its first fast charging station, marking the commencement of the company’s innovative prefabrication method. Situated at the Bay Colony Town Center in League City, TX, this EVgo station represents the initial phase of several planned openings this year, all utilizing prefabrication techniques. This approach is anticipated to decrease station construction expenses by an average of 15% at eligible sites.

With EVgo network throughput growing five times faster than the increase in EVs in operation (VIO) in the fourth quarter of 2023, the prefabrication approach enables EVgo to scale more quickly to meet drivers’ demand for convenient and reliable charging options. In addition to cost savings, the prefabrication approach is also expected to reduce station installation timelines by as much as 50%. 

“The opening of our first prefabricated site is a testament to the innovation driving cost reductions and accelerating deployment timelines to scale our growth engine,” said Dennis Kish, President of EVgo. “As demand for public fast charging infrastructure continues to grow, we anticipate leveraging this model at eligible sites to quickly deploy charging stations across the U.S.” 

Outside of Texas, EVgo plans to open prefabricated stations in Florida, Nebraska, North Carolina and California in 2024. All prefabricated stations are expected to include 350kW high-power fast chargers, capable of simultaneous charging. The prefabrication model can also incorporate many features that elevate the EV driver customer experience, including Wi-Fi infrastructure, lighting and security cameras, and integrated canopies.  

EVgo’s prefabricated approach is made possible with support from partners such as WB Engineers+Consultants, Miller Electric, and others.  

For more information about the EVgo fast charging network, visit  www.evgo.com

SOURCE: EVgo

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