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EVgo Announces Awardees of Second Annual National EV Charging Recognition Program, presented by Connect the Watts™

The awards program, now in its second year, recognizes 2023 ‘EV Charging Heroes’ for their leadership and achievement in supporting EV charging infrastructure deployment 

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Jan 31, 2024

LOS ANGELES – January 31, 2024 – EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO), one of the nation’s largest public fast charging networks for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the awardees of its second annual National EV Charging Recognition Program, presented by Connect the Watts™. Launched in 2022, the program celebrates leaders in deployment excellence, recognizing EV Charging Heroes from all areas of the EV charging ecosystem based on an evaluation of their commitment to fast charger deployment via innovative actions, partnerships, and proven results.   

The 2023 awardees of the National EV Charging Recognition Program consist of leading site hosts, utility companies, government departments, and contractors. Criteria for each sector was published in December, and all awardees submitted for the program by providing materials such as publicly available educational resources, safety data, public commitments to fast charger installation, and concrete results. All EV Charging Heroes will receive a digital certificate to memorialize their critical efforts and accomplishments toward widespread EV adoption. They will also be highlighted on the Connect the Watts Recognition Program page and featured in an upcoming blog post from EVgo.  

This year’s awardees, organized by sector, include: 

Site Hosts:   

  • Target 


  • Oncor 


  • City of San Diego Development Services Department  


  • brytemove energy 

  • Core States Group 

  • Mach 1 Electric 

  • OWL Services 

  • PAR Western Line Contractors LLC 

  • Westwood Professional Services  

  • WB Engineers+Consultants 

“In 2023, more than 1.4 million electric vehicles were sold in the U.S., increasing 50% in one year. To ensure that the country’s charging infrastructure is prepared for the growing demands of the electric transition, leadership from the full charging ecosystem is paramount,” says Marcy Bauer, Senior Vice President of Development at EVgo. “Congratulations to this year’s EV Charging Heroes and thank you for your commitment to our shared vision for Electric for All, accelerated fast charger deployments, and enhanced EV driver customer experiences.”  

EVgo’s Connect the Watts initiative unites hundreds of stakeholders who are critical to accelerating the deployment of reliable EV charging infrastructure across the U.S. Based on lessons learned deploying fast charging over the last 10+ years, EVgo has produced best practices guides for charging infrastructure program design, utilities, local permitting, public funding, charger reliability, the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, make-ready programs, local zoning codes, and vehicle interoperability, with the goal of streamlining the process of charger deployment from start to finish.  

For more information about Connect the Watts™, visit   

To learn more about the National EV Charging Recognition Program, visit    

About EVgo   

EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is a leader in electric vehicle charging solutions, building and operating the infrastructure and tools needed to expedite the mass adoption of electric vehicles for individual drivers, rideshare and commercial fleets, and businesses. EVgo is one of the nation’s largest public fast charging providers, featuring over 950 fast charging locations across more than 35 states, including stations built through EVgo eXtend™, its white label service offering. EVgo is accelerating transportation electrification through partnerships with automakers, fleet and rideshare operators, retail hosts such as grocery stores, shopping centers, and gas stations, policy leaders, and other organizations. With a rapidly growing network, robust software products and unique service offerings for drivers and partners including EVgo Optima™, EVgo Inside™, EVgo Rewards™, and Autocharge+, EVgo enables a world-class charging experience where drivers live, work, travel and play.     


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