EVgo Partners With Driivz to Expand EV Fast Charging Network and Enhance Service Nationwide
Leader in Electric Vehicle Fast Charging and Powerful Cloud-Based Software Platform to Make Significant Advancements in EV Charging Experience
Los Angeles – December 23, 2016 – EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast charging stations, and Driivz, LTD, a powerful world-class cloud-based EV infrastructure software platform, have partnered to migrate EVgo’s network to the Driivz software platform, in order to provide EVgo drivers a charging solution that enhances the EV experience.
With this agreement, Driivz will become EVgo’s preferred IT solutions service provider in North America and make significant enhancements to its platform to support the advanced needs of EVgo. The new platform will improve EVgo’s existing world-class service offered to its customers and business partners in the U.S. electric vehicle charging ecosystem.
“Following an extensive worldwide review of options, EVgo selected Driivz as the most user friendly, stable, advanced and innovative SaaS platform for the management of electric vehicle charging infrastructure available today,” said Dave Schembri, CEO of EVgo. “We’re thrilled to partner with Driivz to continue expanding our network and offering innovative services to both EV drivers and our business partners.”
EV drivers using the EVgo network will be able to experience additional benefits, such as a state-of-the-art mobile application and upgraded web portal that will enable remote vehicle charging. The partnership will also allow for an improved enrollment process in EVgo’s wide assortment of billing plans, a simplified one-time payment process, special roaming billing capabilities and instant notification capabilities.
For leading retailers and other businesses that host EVgo’s EV chargers at their locations, EVgo will offer a new direct access portal for charge reporting and data collection. For automobile manufacturers that partner with EVgo on special billing and promotion programs, EVgo will offer faster and more robust reporting as well.
“Our mutual agreement with EVgo will create the best and most user-friendly experience for drivers of electric vehicles in the world,” said Doron Frenkel, CEO of Driivz. “This partnership represents a major step in the advancement of electric vehicles in the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.”
The consumer enhancements that result from the agreement will improve the EV charging experience and enable customers to get the best from the electric vehicles, ultimately promoting EV sales.
In 2016, EVgo provided its customers with enough electricity to drive more than 19 million miles in electric vehicles. EVgo’s forward-looking infrastructure is invested across the country – the company operates over 800 DC fast chargers in 66 markets, and offers DC fast charging sites that utilize all current charging standards. EVgo is able to offer exemplary service by owning and operating its own charging stations, and drivers have access to convenient charging locations, along with individual charging stations at homes, schools, offices, multi-family communities and hospitals across its growing network.
Driivz offers a powerful world-class cloud-based user-friendly software platform that spans operations management, grid management, user management, public and work place charging management as well as various advanced billing capabilities and driver applications. Driivz’ software will manage the world’s largest public electrical vehicle charging network with over 9,000 charging sockets, used by over 140,000 drivers, with more than 60 different types of charging stations.