EVgo, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) DC Fast charging stations, today announced an agreement with Maven, General Motors’ car sharing brand, to construct a dedicated DC fast charging network available to Maven Gig Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers.
This agreement builds upon the success of EVgo and Maven’s current pilot programs powering Bolt drivers in seven major US cities.
“EVgo is committed to working with fleet EV owners and operators to make charging quick and easy,” said Cathy Zoi, EVgo CEO. “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.”
“Maven makes carsharing for the Gig economy easier,” said Julia Steyn, vice president, General Motors Urban Mobility and Maven. “Maven Gig members have driven nearly 9 million electric miles. We’re excited to make charging seamless with our partner, EVgo.”
Today, Maven drivers use public EVgo fast chargers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Washington DC, Baltimore, and Austin. EVgo’s new dedicated network for Maven will expand to hundreds of charging stations in Maven markets across the country.
EV use is growing rapidly in rideshare fleets. Urban rideshare drivers, who can easily log more than 50,000 miles per year, benefit greatly from the low cost-per-mile of electric vehicle ownership compared to gasoline-powered vehicles.
EVgo operates the largest public DC fast charging network in the country, with more than 1,000 fast chargers in 66 of the top-selling automotive metro areas in the US and supports all current charging standards. By maintaining and operating its own charging stations, EVgo provides exemplary service and uptime. EVgo recently launched new, simplified charging rates for consumers as well, including Pay As You Go and Membership plans, offering DC fast charging with rates as low as 15 cents per-minute.