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EVgo, Maven Gig unveil public-rideshare fast charging hubs

The Venice Crossroads EV fast charging hub was officially opened on April 22 in the presence of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

America’s largest public fast charging network EVgo and Maven, General Motors’ car sharing platform, have introduced a new network of EV fast charging hubs that feature both public and dedicated fast chargers for Maven Gig’s members.

Los Angeles is home to EVgo’s first local network of these public-rideshare EV fast charging hubs, which will include three locations across the city.

The Venice Crossroads EV fast charging hub was officially opened on April 22. It is located at 8985 Venice Blvd in Los Angeles, six miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and adjacent to the 10 Freeway and the Metro Expo Line. The first hub in the network opened last month in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywest Promenade (5455 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles).

“Angelenos are ready to build a more sustainable future, and these fast charging hubs will make plugging in and powering up an EV more practical for drivers and rideshare companies alike,” said Mayor Garcetti.

“Our new network of public-rideshare fast charging hubs in Los Angeles is the first of its kind and will make charging quick and easy for Maven Gig members, while helping to improve access for all EV drivers across the city,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo.

The Venice Crossroads charging hub features a total of nine 50 kW DC fast chargers (DCFC), including seven dedicated for Maven Gig members and two chargers available for all EV drivers. This new hub format enables Maven Gig EV members – who average over 125 miles per day – to have convenient, reliable fast charging where they need it and for all customers to have access to the center’s retail options.

Maven Gig and EVgo partnered in 2018 to deliver the nation’s first dedicated fast charging network for on-demand drivers. Maven Gig members currently use EVgo fast chargers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Boston, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Austin.

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