EVgo, the EV infrastructure company, has joined hands up with Chevron to equip fast chargers in California at specific filling stations. The chargers, with capacity of almost 100 kW, are now operating at Menlo Park and in-progress at other areas in Bay Area and Los Angeles societies comprising Manhattan Beach, Aliso Viejo, and Venice. “EVgo is assisting everybody comprising conventional fueling stations to take benefit of the advantages of EV acceptance,” Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO, claimed to the media in an interview.
With a fast charger from EVgo, in 30 minutes you can get almost 90 Miles of range, and they operate with any EV that supports DC Fast Charging. Its charging system is one of the bigger ones in the US, and the firm lately joined hands with GM to provide new Chevy Bolt users free charging for a restricted period. Having them at traditional gas stations is specifically convenient for highway users, who can take care of bathroom breaks and meals while their car charges up.
Since users will not be purchasing fuel, owners of service station have not exactly been encouraged to equip chargers. On the other hand, that is slowly modifying. For example, one of the biggest providers of gas dispenser lately spent in Tritrium, the EV charging firm.
On a related note, earlier Penske Truck Leasing started fast charging stations with capability of 14 DC at 4 plants in Southern California. As per the firm, they are the first high-speed charging stations particularly developed for commercial electric, heavy duty vehicles in the US. And they will be employed to charge semi trucks, such as the Daimler Freightliners.
Electric vehicle discussions, for the most part, center around passenger cars, but firms such as Daimler, Cummins, and Tesla are brainstorming to electrify bigger trucks, such as big rigs.