EVgo Fast Charges 40 Million Miles of EV Driving in 2017 (Up 83%)
EVgo noted significant growth of its charging business in 2017, delivering 13 million kWh of energy in 2017, or 83% more than one year ago.
The network currently consists of more than 1,000 DC fast chargers. Usage grew much quicker than plug-in electric car sales, partially because new models have bigger batteries. Other reasons are deals with fleets and ridesharing programs.
One thing that EVgo still lacks is highway charging stations, as the company is mainly focused on metro areas.
Stats for 2017:
- provided 40 million miles of emissions-free electric driving (*assuming 3.125 miles per kWh), compared to 22 million EV miles charged in 2016
- saved 1.6 Million Gallons of Gasoline in 2017
- 13 million kWh of energy or 83% more than year ago (outpaces EV sales growth in the US, which were up 26%)
- network expanded by 20%, and now has over 1,000 DC fast chargers across 66 markets nationwide
- network usage set a record with 1.1 million charging sessions, an increase of 50% over 2016, equal to 28 million minutes of DC fast charging, an average of 25 minutes per session.
- December 2017 also set a record for the highest number of minutes charged in a single month on the network
- A key area of growth for EVgo came from new partnerships with zero emissions fleet and rideshare programs, accounting for 10 percent of energy delivered to drivers on the network.
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“On top of reaching record numbers across the board, EVgo has completed several key projects in 2017 including the DRIVEtheARC corridor in Northern California (connecting the Monterey Peninsula, Bay Area, Sacramento, and Lake Tahoe regions) allowing EV drivers to easily travel from surf to ski emissions-free on one convenient charging route. DRIVEtheARC is the result of a collaborative effort between the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan’s largest public energy R&D management organization, and the State of California’s Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Nissan Motor Co., Nissan North America, Kanematsu and EVgo.
EVgo also released its own app for iOS and Android platforms designed to facilitate convenient fast charging, allowing users to find their closest station and initiate a charge session from their device, all with the swipe of a finger. In addition, EVgo moved its headquarters to Los Angeles and increased its staff significantly, as the company continues to grow and expand its network, with a continued focus on customer service.”
Cathy Zoi, EVgo’s CEO said:
“2017 was an extremely successful year for EVgo, and not only did we add the 1,000th charger to our network, but we also delivered more fast charging power to EV drivers than ever before, with a resulting impact of 1.6 million gallons of gasoline saved. We are extremely pleased to see such rapid growth not only of our network, but also of EV sales across the board, and we are proud to be at the center of this rapid change toward a more electrified world.”