SRP, EVgo Unveil Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Around the Valley

Full Charge for Electric Vehicles in Minutes to Meet Growing Demand

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Oct 2, 2016

Salt River Project is partnering with EVgo to provide five new electric vehicle fast-charging EVgo Stations in SRP’s service territory. In less than 30 minutes, EVgo’s dependable DC fast-chargers can deliver close to a full charge to nearly any fast charge-capable vehicle on the road today.

The station, located at the Biltmore Fashion Park, is part of EVgo’s expansive public fast-charging network, which includes over 750 chargers in over 55 metro markets throughout the country. The new stations, located throughout the Valley, include both CHAdeMO & CCS adapter coverage, serving the charging needs of a majority of electric vehicle drivers.

Currently, there are more than 6,500 electric vehicles in Arizona, and that is expected to more than double in the next four years. Today’s unveiling is part of a collaborative effort between EVgo and SRP to improve air quality in metropolitan Phoenix. Supporting the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles helps benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on petroleum-based fuels.

SRP offers a price plan for electric vehicle owners and an incentive for commercial customers to invest in charging stations for their employees and customers. In addition, more than 80 percent of SRP’s mobile fleet operates on alternative fuels including electric, biodiesel and ethanol.

“We are excited that more and more SRP customers are choosing electric vehicles and it’s important that we offer them ways to support that choice,” said Kelly Barr, SRP Senior Director, Environmental Management and SRP’s Chief Sustainability and Compliance Executive. “At SRP, we are committed to environmental stewardship and applaud companies like EVgo that are making it easier to drive electric.”

Stations are equipped with DC Fast-Chargers, which can deliver 40 miles of range in as little as 15 minutes, allowing electric vehicle drivers to quickly charge their vehicles while enjoying a movie or a quick bite to eat.

“Working with local communities and building partnerships with leaders like SRP is the key to bringing the electric lifestyle to more and more drivers on the road today” said Terry O’Day, EVgo Vice President. “EVgo’s network is growing rapidly, and together with our drivers, we are making the EV movement unstoppable.”

SRP supports electric vehicle drivers through the SRP EV Community, a way for owners to network, learn about new technologies and participate in surveys, forums and research projects to help SRP design programs, materials and information to better serve customers. For more information: srpnet.com/ev.

EVgo/SRP Station locations include:

  • Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E Camelback Road., Phoenix 85016

  • Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road., Scottsdale 85251

  • Chandler Fashion Square, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler 85226

  • San-Tan Village, 2218 E. Williams Field Road., Gilbert 85295

  • Arizona Mills, 5000 S. Arizona Mills Circle., Tempe 85282

For additional information on electric vehicle charging stations, visit www.nrgevgo.com.

About EVgo

EVgo SM 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 evgo.com. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @evgonetwork.

About SRP

SRP is the third-largest public power utility in the nation, serving more than 1 million electric customers in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. SRP is the largest provider of water to the Valley, delivering about 800,000 acre-feet annually to agricultural, urban and municipal water users.

For more information about SRP’s commitment to the EV community, go to srpnet.com/ev