EVgo, one of America’s largest public charging networks, is expanding. They added three new executives to the Board. Ivo Steklac is to become CTO, Jay Goldman their VP of Business Development, and Olga Shevorenkova is the new VP of Corporate Development and Strategy.
Ivo Steklac has experience in the new energy sector and comes to EVgo most recently from True North Venture Partners, where he served as an Operating Partner and CEO of AquaHydrex. Prior roles include General Manager of SunPower Corporation, Chief Customer Officer at C3 Energy, and COO of Tendril. As CTO, Steklac will drive EVgo’s technology roadmap and supplier relationships. He will also own the company’s digital backbone and platform.
Goldman is a veteran of the industry and brings 20 years of experience in clean energy infrastructure, including, most recently serving as the Director of Charging Infrastructure and Energy Services, Business Development, and Corporate Strategy at Faraday Future. He also played a role in developing fast chargers at AeroVironment. At EVgo, Goldman will be leading business development activities with a focus on Auto OEMs of light, medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles.
Shevorenkova has experience in investment in sustainable infrastructure. In her role as Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at EVgo, she will focus on capital structure optimisation and the company’s investment activities.
EVgo now owns and operates more than 1,000 fast chargers in 34 states. They deliver 50 KW, 80 KW, and 150 KW fast chargers to electric vehicle drivers and have been trading for eight years.
Most recently, the charging infrastructure provider has ventured into second-life applications as they utilise used batteries from the BMW i3 (we reported).
In April, they have also teamed up with GM to supply energy to drivers of their electric car sharing service Maven. General Motors and EVgo said they plan to install “hundreds” of EV charging stations.
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