EVgo Awarded Grants By State Of New Jersey To Support Development Of 30 New Fast Chargers

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EVgo Expanding Presence Across NJ in Partnership with Department of Environmental Protection’s ‘It Pay$ to Plug In’ Initiative.

EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and only platform that is powered by 100% renewable electricity, announced today that it was awarded a series of grants from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to deploy 30 new DC fast charging stalls at eight locations across the Garden State, including at grocery stores, retail shopping centers, and a travel plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike. Development of the new stations will be supported by the New Jersey DEP’s It Pay$ to Plug In program.

“EVgo is excited to partner with the New Jersey DEP to enable Electric for All by expanding the reach of reliable and convenient fast charging to more EV drivers,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Public-private partnerships are critical for accelerating EV adoption, and these new EVgo fast charging stations are a key piece of the puzzle. We look forward to enhancing and expanding our footprint in New Jersey, while delivering efficient fast charging paired with a first-class customer experience.” 

EVs are a key part of any state’s efforts to reduce emissions and boost economic activity.  New Jersey’s It Pay$ to Plug In initiative is designed to expand the network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, making it convenient for residents, businesses, and government agencies to drive EVs. The grants support infrastructure purchase and installation for charging companies such as EVgo.

As of October 2020, there were approximately 25,000 battery electric vehicles registered in New Jersey. In an October 2020 report issued by the New Jersey DEP, Governor Phil Murphy’s administration set targets to increase total registrations of light-duty plug-in electric vehicles in the state to 330,000 by 2025 and further to 2 million by 2035. With EV momentum building within the state, the need for convenient and reliable charging options is growing in response. 

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