REDMOND, WA - December 02, 2015 - State Senator Andy Hill, and JSH Properties today welcomed a state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) charging station to Redmond Town Center. The EVgo (ee-vee-go) Freedom Station is the place customers can use to charge their EVs faster than ever before. They are designed to support both current and future charging technologies, increasing the speed of charging for all EV drivers, regardless of what kind of EV they drive. The 50 kW DC Fast chargers are able to provide a nearly full charge in less than 30 minutes for drivers using either CHAdeMO or DC Fast Combo plugs.
“EVgo is the largest developer of public DC Fast Charging for EVs in the nation,” said Terry O’Day, EVgo’s West Regional Vice President. “We are proud to partner with Redmond Town Center and serve customers in the Puget Sound’s rapidly expanding EV market. Bringing EVgo’s robust network of the fastest charging technology available provides drivers with the confidence needed to purchase an EV and discover an incredible new driving experience.”
EVgo’s Freedom Stations are equipped to charge any EV on the road today with Level 2 charging, DC Fast CHAdeMO charging, and DC Fast Combo charging all available at a single location.
“Building Washington’s electric car infrastructure is a big step in transitioning to a clean energy economy,” said Hill, Senator for the 45th Legislative District which includes Redmond. “Electric car technology is taking off and so should our infrastructure. This charging station puts Redmond on pace to be a leader in emissions-reducing technology.”
Forty-five percent of Washington State’s greenhouse gas emissions are generated by on-road transportation, and the addition of an EVgo Freedom Station will help further King County’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030.
“The City of Redmond has joined with King County and a dozen other cities to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gases in cars and trucks by 15 percent by 2020,” noted Redmond City Council member Byron Shutz. “Making it easy for people to use electric cars is one of the best ways we can accomplish this goal.”
“Our community is passionate about technology and innovative, eco-friendly transportation, so we are pleased to offer our Shoppers the EVgo Freedom Stations; a fast, convenient and eco-conscience way to re-fuel.” said Redmond Town Center Property Manager, Courtney Klein.
EVgo leads America’s electric vehicle revolution. Our mission: Build the nation’s largest EV charging network while improving the planet and boosting the economy. At home, work, and on the road, we put the right chargers in the right places. Together we unite the EV movement for all, making it unstoppable. EVgo provides access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, visit www.nrgevgo.com. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgevgo.