PRINCETON, N.J.– JANUARY 22, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE)–NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), now has 24 fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the Washington DC, Maryland and northern Virginia area with a 25th expected to be operational by the end of the month. These fast chargers have revolutionized EV charging by empowering EV drivers to charge their vehicles quickly while they enjoy nearby retail establishments and restaurants. By building a comprehensive network of home, workplace and conveniently located high-speed chargers, NRG eVgo is meeting the needs of current EV drivers, while demonstrating the wealth of available charging options to future EV owners.
“NRG eVgo is thrilled to be providing the best comprehensive charging solutions for EV drivers in northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.,” said Michael Krauthamer, Director of NRG eVgo’s Mid-Atlantic Region. “eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites, which combine DC fast charging with Level 2 charging, are the backbone of our reliable and convenient network designed to give drivers range confidence and make driving an EV easier than ever. We’re looking forward to continued expansion in and around the nation’s capital to support the growing need for cleaner transportation options.”
The Mid-Atlantic network features a variety of charging solutions for EV drivers, including powerful fast chargers that can charge an EV to 80% capacity in a half hour, providing approximately 40 miles of range in just 15 minutes. Twenty of the fast chargers are complemented by Level 2 chargers that can charge EVs from all manufacturers, providing multiple charging solutions for all EV drivers. Most eVgo chargers are available 24/7 service and are backed by full-time customer service to ensure best-in-class service.
For more information on the growth of the eVgo network in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.; and to view locations of local NRG eVgo network stations, visit www.nrgevgo.com.
ABOUT NRG eVgo
The NRG eVgoSM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks, plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities. Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other public charging stations. eVgo is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide 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.
Media:NRG EnergyDavid Knox, 713-824-6445