General Motors’ Maven and EVgo announced an agreement to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available only to Maven Gig Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers.
EVgo fast charging station
The Maven Gig car sharing service for freelance drivers was launched in seven major U.S. cities and so far the fleet of Chevrolet Bolt EVs covered nearly 9 million electric miles.
Cars were often charged using the public network of EVgo stations, which were available for free for a limited time.
Under terms of the deal, EVgo will now build networks of dedicated charging stations for Maven in markets where Maven operates:
- San Francisco
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Washington DC
Urban rideshare drivers can easily log more than 50,000 miles per year according to Maven, which translates to the need for a lot of charging.
We see the need for these chargers, but we're rather disappointed by the fact that they aren't open to the public. Perhaps that will change in the future?
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Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO said:
“EVgo is committed to working with fleet EV owners and operators to make charging quick and easy. Maven Gig EV Bolt on-demand drivers will have access to a dedicated EVgo fast charging network so they can fully charge in the time it takes to eat lunch.”
Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven said:
“Maven makes carsharing for the Gig economy easier. Maven Gig members have driven nearly 9 million electric miles. We’re excited to make charging seamless with our partner, EVgo.”