US fast charging network operator installs 1,000th fast charger near Washington DC
EVgo, reportedly the US’ largest network of public EV fast charging stations, announced this week that it had opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the country. The station, located near Washington, D.C., is in Falls Church, a new apartment development, managed by The Bozzuto Group.
According to a recent EVgo study, Arlington (near Falls Church) ranked eighth among the top cities for DC Fast Charging with an average of 96,600 miles charged per month. Owing to the high demand for fast charging options in the area, EVgo selected Falls Church as the location for its 1,000th DC Fast Charger site.
The Loren apartment complex is located along Arlington Boulevard, which allows for easy access to Washington, D.C., making the location perfect for commuters and students to charge up quickly on their way to and from the nation’s capital. The station includes two DC Fast Chargers, each capable of delivering up to 50kW of charge.
“The completion of EVgo’s 1,000th charging station is a huge milestone in our mission to electrify the nation with a fast, convenient DC Fast charging network,” said Terry O’Day, Vice President, Product Strategy and Market Development at EVgo. “The Washington, D.C. Metro area has one of the highest concentrations of electric vehicles in the country and we look forward to helping facilitate commuter charging throughout the region. With the recent launch of the EVgo Mobile App, it’s now even easier for EV owners to charge rapidly while on the go.”
“Having access to reliable and convenient EV charging points is key in deciding to buy an electric vehicle, and Nissan is committed to providing that access to our customers,” said JeSean Hopkins, Senior Manager, EV Infrastructure Strategy and Business Development. “More charging stations makes EVs a viable option for more people. And with the new Nissan LEAF on sale in January in all 50 states, we expect to see more people considering electric vehicles.”
EVgo offers dual chargers that cover all EVs currently on the road, using both CHAdeMO and CCS standards. the company now operates 1,000 fast chargers in 66 of the top-selling EV markets.