Volvo Cars & Evergo to install 2,295 chargers in Mexico
Volvo Cars and charging network operator Evergo will cooperate on nearly 3,000 EV charge points in Mexico by 2025. The network will run along Mexico’s main tourist routes, connecting places like Mexico City with Acapulco or Tijuana, but extends to other countries.
Specifically, the new deal will see Evergo install 2,295 charging stations, including 803 fast chargers, over the next three years. Evergo will also be responsible for the technical support for users, as well as the maintenance. These will connect 2,213 kilometres of tourist routes with the installations underway in the corridor from Puebla to San Luis Potosí. By the end of 2024, the partners list new courses such as those from Mexico City to Acapulco, from Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta, from Tijuana to Ensenada, from Mérida to Cancún and from Monterrey to McAllen to follow.
“Each of the actions we implement are firm steps that help us connect cities,” says Raymundo Cavazos, general director of Volvo Car Mexico.
“This alliance takes us towards an increasingly promising horizon in terms of electric mobility in Mexico,” added Daniel López, commercial director of Evergo México.
The CPO also entertains similar cooperation with BMW in Mexico. They will build more than 4,000 public charging stations in the country over the next five years and slated a $200 million investment.
Volvo Cars has made no mention of the budget. The cooperation with Evergo extends to other countries in Latin America, specifically Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
However, “The alliance we are forming is primarily aimed at providing kilowatts (kW) to our customers through the network that Evergo has implemented,” a Volvo Cars Mexico spokesperson told electrive. They added it was “important to note that Volvo is not responsible for the investment or installation of the chargers and the technical support for users, as well as the maintenance of each charging station”.
In Mexico, drivers of electric Volvo cars may also charge at Tesla Superchargers. Through the charging partnership with Tesla agreed in June 2023, Volvo Cars offers customers access to Superchargers in North America, which includes Mexico. Until 2024, this requires an adapter; from 2025, Volvo EVs will come with NACS charge ports in North America.
evergo.com (in Spanish)