LOS ANGELES- May 13, 2019 - The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) joined together with EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles, today at Pike 7 Plaza in Vienna, VA, for the first groundbreaking under the nation’s first statewide EV charging network deployed through the Appendix D Volkswagen settlement funding.
EVgo was awarded the contract by DEQ to develop a statewide public fast-charging network in August 2018. The network prioritizes areas that have high current and projected growing demand for EV charging and is designed to complement existing charging stations and other planned charging infrastructure deployments. The project is now shifting into construction at the convenient Pike 7 Plaza location; when open, the location will include a total of four (4) 50 kW EVgo fast chargers capable of delivering up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.
“The Commonwealth is committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles as a key part of our fight against climate change and to curb tailpipe pollution,” said Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Matthew J. Strickler. “Today’s groundbreaking with EVgo is an important next step in the strategic investment of our Volkswagen settlement funding which will connect EV drivers across Virginia to critical fast charging infrastructure.”
“Virginia helped lead the multistate investigation in VW’s emissions cheating, and the settlement we helped secure is now allowing for the kinds of investments we need for a cleaner future,” said Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. “If we’re going to address the environmental, health, and economic impacts of climate change then we’re going to have to do more to build a cleaner, more sustainable transportation sector, and this fast charging infrastructure will be a huge boost to those efforts. I really appreciate the great work by DEQ, EVgo, Virginia Clean Cities, and all those who have worked to make sure this money is invested in a way that will pay dividends for decades.”
“EVgo is proud to partner with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on this significant deployment of electric vehicle charging stations across the Commonwealth under our competitively bid contract,” said Marcy Bauer, Director of Program Operations at EVgo. “We are excited to begin construction at Pike 7 Plaza to enable the residents of Vienna and other Northern Virginia communities with access to convenient and reliable EVgo fast charging.”
“Federal Realty is committed to creating a positive impact for our community, employees, investors, tenants and the environment,” said Ron Becker, Vice President of National Operations and Sustainability, Federal Realty Investment Trust. “We are pleased to increase the appeal of Pike 7 Plaza as a preferred destination for EV customers in Vienna, by providing the convenience of EVgo fast charging to our customers.”
EVgo is America’s Largest Public EV Fast Charging Network. EVgo’s fast chargers deliver convenient, fast charges to EV drivers on the go, delivering up to 90 miles of range in 30 minutes. EVgo’s fast chargers are compatible with all EV models currently on the market that accept DC Fast Charging. With more than 1,100 fast chargers and more than 1,000 Level 2 chargers in 66 metropolitan markets, EVgo’s network in 34 U.S. states allows EV drivers to travel further while providing exemplary service by maintaining and operating its charging stations. EVgo offers a variety of flexible pricing options for drivers including Pay As You Go and low-cost Membership options.
To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, download our app, visit EVgo.com, and follow EVgo on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Michael Blenner, Berlin Rosen for EVgo