The US American oil company Chevron has teamed up with EVgo to supply fast-charging stations at pit stops across California. Five rest stops have been equipped by the charging infrastructure already with a further selection in the making.
As of now, more than a dozen EVgo fast chargers, ranging from 50 kW to 100 kW, are already operational or under construction at five Chevron stations, mostly in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Area. Additional stations are scheduled to open over the next few months.
“We are excited to be working with EVgo to install electric vehicle charging stations at select locations in California,” said Alice Flesher, general manager of Chevron’s company-owned and operated network of motor fuel stations before adding that “gasoline and diesel remain an important part of California’s transportation energy mix”.
However, Chevron is not alone in its attempt to take a stake in the electric vehicle market. Through its Chevron Technology Ventures, the oil company invested in ChargePoint last November reportedly.
Decisive action could also be seen from Shell who acquired Greenlots for the US market and also teamed up with Ionity for high power charging Europe. Also, British Petrol recently formed BP Chargemaster and plans to establish a network of 400 high-power charging points delivering up to 150 kW at BP sites in the UK by 2021 as part of the Polar network.
But back to the US where EVgo claims its network spans 34 states with more than 1,100 fast chargers and over 1,000 Level 2 charging stations in urban areas.