The first fast chargers were installed at the Menlo Park Chevron station (1399 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025) and are now fully operational.
Under a kind of pilot deployment, in total more than a dozen of EVgo fast chargers will be installed at five selected stations within a few months.
Whether it's time for fuel stations to go electric and more importantly, whether EV drivers will prefer to use chargers at fuel stations in opposition to chargers at big shopping centers remains to be seen. Let's us know in the comments.
"Today, more than a dozen EVgo fast chargers – ranging from 50 kW to 100 kW capacity – are already operational or under construction at five Chevron stations to offer convenient charging to EV drivers. These stations are located in Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area communities in California, including Aliso Viejo, Manhattan Beach, Menlo Park, and Venice.
Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO said:
“We believe the future of transportation is electric, and EVgo is helping everyone—including traditional fueling stations—take advantage of the benefits of EV adoption. EVgo is excited to work with Chevron to bring fast-charging to gas stations today and applauds the company’s forward-thinking efforts to serve the rapidly growing market of electric vehicle drivers in California.”
Alice Flesher, general manager of Chevron’s company-owned and operated network of motor fuel stations said:
“We are excited to be working with EVgo to install electric vehicle charging stations at select locations in California. While gasoline and diesel remain an important part of California’s transportation energy mix, we are always exploring how to evolve our offering, helping improve the consumer experience and working to remain the preferred brand choice on the West Coast.”