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Connect the Watts™  – Working Hand-In-Hand with Utility Partners
May 24, 2022 blog

Connect the Watts™ – Working Hand-In-Hand with Utility Partners

You’re probably acutely aware that the computer or phone or iPad you’re reading this blog post on is powered by electricity, and that electricity may have been generated by a gust of wind or photovoltaic panels soaking up the sun. The electric grid and the network of utilities that power
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EVgo Stories – Shante Walker
May 16, 2022 blog

EVgo Stories – Shante Walker

With her commitment to sustainability and clean energy, Shante loves driving electric, and she relies on EVgo to keep her charged up and rolling around town, emissions-free. Shante chooses EVgo because she knows she can count on our stations to be up and running when she needs them and because EVgo’s 100% renewable energy-powered network gives her peace of mind as she works to bring cleaner air to her community.

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 Improving Equity and Access – On the Road to Electric Vehicles for All
May 5, 2022 blog

Improving Equity and Access – On the Road to Electric Vehicles for All

As the EV industry continues to mature, we encounter more and more "conventional wisdom" that is neither true nor wise. "EVs are only for rich people." "The grid can't handle fast charging." "EV charging companies don't serve low-income communities." The fact is, none of these are true,
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Is your retail property ideal for hosting DC fast chargers?
Apr 7, 2022 blog

Is your retail property ideal for hosting DC fast chargers?

Public fast chargers aren't built in random locations. A lot of thought goes into identifying the best sites – and for good reason…they’re valuable assets critical to enabling EV adoption, but they do cost money to install and operate! Charging companies, automakers, governments, and drivers themselves all want chargers to
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EVgo Stories - Denise Sanchez
Feb 22, 2022 blog

EVgo Stories - Denise Sanchez

After more than two years of careful consideration, Hawthorne resident Denise ditched her ICE vehicle and purchased an EV. With gas prices continuing to skyrocket, the decision to go electric was easy. She loves how her EV helps her live a healthier lifestyle and breathe cleaner air (the fumes from her former vehicle were giving her headaches), and by kicking the gas pump to the curb, she’s saving a ton of money every month.

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5 Things That Affect Your Charging Speed
Feb 22, 2022 blog

5 Things That Affect Your Charging Speed

When you charge your electric vehicle (EV), you might notice that you don’t always get the maximum charging speed advertised by either your vehicle manufacturer or the charger. You might even get different charging speeds on different days. Why is that? It's because charging an EV is a lot more like charging your phone than filling at a gas station.

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Chilly Charging: 5 Cold Weather Tips for EVs
Jan 26, 2022 blog

Chilly Charging: 5 Cold Weather Tips for EVs

Zooming out, it’s important to know that EV batteries are a lot like people.  We don’t like to be way too hot or freezing cold — and neither do batteries.  Batteries have an ideal temperature range of around 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit, and if they get too far outside of that range, they’ll be less efficient — but not in a worrisome way.

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Public EV Charging for Retail: Level 2 vs. DC Fast Chargers
Jan 13, 2022 blog

Public EV Charging for Retail: Level 2 vs. DC Fast Chargers

The Retail Advantage of DCFC As retailers around the country look to attract the growing number of EV driving consumers, one of the first decisions to consider is whether to install Level 2 Charging (L2) or Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) stations. Even for tech savvy real estate professionals or
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Nestor (Los Angeles, CA)
Nestor (Los Angeles, CA)
"EVgo fast charging is a game changer. With my commute, those white boxes are more than just chargers, they are peace of mind. "
Kirstan (Oakland, CA)
Kirstan (Oakland, CA)
"A couple reasons why I really love EVgo is I never have range anxiety and I love the ease of use. The user interface is just beautiful."
Thomas Hall, Executive Director of CleanStart, SAC
Thomas Hall, Executive Director of CleanStart, SAC
"EVgo has been there with reliable charging where I need it. At my local grocery store and public park, I can feel comfortable driving my EV, knowing EVgo has a fast charger nearby"