City of Hermosa Beach Gets NRG eVgo Freedom Station

3 years ago by Mark Kane 5

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination - Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination – Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the NRG eVgo charging station in the City of Hermosa Beach for public use

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the NRG eVgo charging station in the City of Hermosa Beach for public use

The City of Hermosa Beach, California and NRG eVgo, introduced the first electric vehicle fast-charging Freedom Station installation on public land in California.

Mayor Michael DiVirgilio and eVgo Vice President Terry O’Day attended the grand opening.

The new Freedom Station is located in the municipal parking garage at 1301 Hermosa Avenue, and features ChargePoint Level 2 and ABB DC fast charger with SAE Combo plug.

The CHAdeMO charger not included in the picture is installed near.

According to NRG eVgo, there are now 28 fast-charge sites in the Los Angeles area.

Michael DiVirgilio, Mayor, Hermosa Beach, Calif stated:

“Our beach, restaurants and entertainment options, as well as our central location along the Pacific Coast Highway, make the city of Hermosa Beach the perfect location for the opening of a NRG eVgo Freedom Station. We’re proud to share the Southern California beach lifestyle with the electric car drivers of the South Bay and continue our City’s carbon neutral campaign by offering another resource for electric vehicle drivers within Hermosa Beach.”

Terry O’Day, Vice President for NRG eVgo commented:

“We are committed to building a comprehensive charging infrastructure for Californians. We have been encouraged by the support of partners like the City of Hermosa Beach. This public-private Freedom Station installation is our first municipal development in the state and a supportive step forward in delivering on our mission to make it even easier to choose and drive electric.”

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination - Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

Public-Private Partnership between City of Hermosa Beach and NRG eVgo Brings New Electric Car Fast-Charging Station to Popular California Beach Destination – Freedom Station(R) features first SAE Combo fast-charger install in greater Los Angeles metro area

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5 responses to "City of Hermosa Beach Gets NRG eVgo Freedom Station"

  1. Ed says:

    Calling it a “eVgo Freedom Station” means nothing to most EV drivers. Is it Chademo? Is it SAE Combo fast DC? Level 2 J1772? Or a combination of these? The name should convey some information not just a marketing feel good slogan.

    1. Fabian says:

      +1 I had to read the article to know what kind of FAST-charger this was.. not good..

    2. scottf200 says:

      …”features ChargePoint Level 2 and ABB DC fast charger with SAE Combo plug.

      The CHAdeMO charger not included in the picture is installed near.”

      Perhaps the article was updated after your comments.

      1. Jay Cole says:

        Of interest: …it was not

      2. Josh says:

        I think Ed was referring to the eVgo naming of their locations “Freedom Stations”, not the article written.

        What I was told early on is that every Freedom Station was built with hookups for two DC quick chargers. They were only installing the CHAdeMOs at first, because there was no SAE Combos on the road. It sounds like they are now installing both in California.

        I’ll check around Houston and see if any spots have added a second SAE Combo charger.