The ChargeNow DC Fast electric vehicle charging program is being extended to encompass 25 more American cities as part of a new partnership between EVgo and BMW, according to recent reports.
As a result, the EVgo network is expected to comprise more than 600 different 50 kilowatt (kW) DC Fast Combo electric vehicle (EV) chargers in the US in less than 2 years.
“It is our mission to install the right charging solutions at the right places, and EV drivers have overwhelmingly told us they prefer DC Fast chargers at public spaces,” stated Arun Banskota, President and CEO of EVgo. “Over the next 24 months EVgo will add reliable DC Fast Combo capability to what is already America’s largest DC Fast charging network. This will be the fastest and most cost effective build out of a new network ever — thanks in large part to our existing infrastructure and committed retail host partners.”
A new press release provides more:
EVgo’s public network has the power capacity to support the increasing use of the DC Fast Combo standard. These chargers will be capable of charging the BMW i3 or other DC Fast Combo standard vehicles at 50 kW, the only entire charging network able to provide that level of charge.
BMW’s ChargeNow DC Fast program with EVgo was originally introduced in California and led to the largest network of DC Fast Combo chargers in America. Now BMW and EVgo are supporting the rapid addition of DC Fast Combo charging capability at an additional 500 fast charging stations to support BMW i3 customers and other EV drivers in the US. The ChargeNow DC Fast program includes two years of no-cost charging for eligible BMW i3 drivers in those areas.
“This significant expansion in the number as well as the locations of publicly available DC Fast Combo chargers further affirms BMW’s commitment to e-mobility and will make EV ownership even more enjoyable for BMW i3 drivers,” stated Robert Healey, Head of EV Infrastructure for BMW of North America.
Those looking for more information can find it at the EVgo website.