EVgo has signed into a public-private partnership with Portland, Maine’s largest city, to deploy electric vehicle charging stations on city-owned property. Through the partnership, EVgo will install eight DC fast chargers (DCFC) and up to 44 Level 2 chargers across Portland.
The fast-chargers will provide up to 100 kW, capable of charging as much as 80% in 15-45 minutes, according to EVgo. The Level 2 chargers are for workplace charging, in this case for teachers and city employees, since EVgo will install the columns in school parking lots. These will also be available for public use during hours that school is not in session.
For the DC chargers, the company does not disclose an exact location. However, Portland’s Sustainability Director, Troy Moon, said they were working with EVgo “to create charging hubs in neighbourhoods with large numbers of multi-family buildings.”
Founded in 2010, EVgo (recently listed on Nasdaq as “EVGO”) now claims more than 850 charging locations in over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 US states and approximately 340,000 customer accounts. The company also works with major carmakers such as Nissan and GM or companies such as Uber.
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