EVgo and Meijer operate first of 5 new public fast charging stations in the Midwest
The station launch marks the continued expansion of EVgo’s charging infrastructure with host partners for retail locations
Los Angeles, February 1, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO), the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and the only public network powered by 100% renewable electricity, and Meijer, a mid-market retailer West, today announced the opening of the first public EVgo fast charging station in Meijer stores. Part of the previously announced partnership between EVgo and the retailer, EVgo’s latest stations with Meijer are capable of fast charging at 100kW to 350kW. The initial locations of EVgo and Meijer as part of the partnership are in key Midwestern cities in Michigan and Ohio. The stations complement the 800+ fast charging stations in EVgo’s network and build on the growing base of over 310,000 customer accounts – reflecting the company’s continued leadership in building charging infrastructure and its mutually rewarding collaboration with retail location host partners.
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“Our partnership with EVgo provides us with another opportunity to serve our community and advance our commitment to sustainability,” said Erik Petrovskis, Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability at Meijer. “EV charging stations bring convenience to our customers and community, and we’re excited to be a part of the transition to electric vehicles.”
“EVgo has a long history of working with world-class partners to provide our customers with a world-class charging experience,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Through our shared commitment to protecting the planet and being customer-centric, EVgo and Meijer are a perfect fit. We look forward to building on our recent efforts in the Midwest to add more EVgo stations to Meijer’s Supercenter locations.”
EVgo and Meijer have both demonstrated leadership and commitment to sustainability over the years. For over a decade, EVgo has provided hundreds of thousands of EV drivers with access to convenient charging stations, while Meijer has been offering EV charging solutions to its customers in many super centers for over a decade. The launch of the new public fast-charging stations follows the recent adoption of electric vehicles in the Midwest, when the governors of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin recently formed the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition — or “REV Midwest” — in an effort to create jobs , reduce carbon emissions and promote better public health and safety. The retailer’s relationship with EVgo builds on its existing sustainability initiatives as well as those recently announced by REV Midwest to increase access to EV charging infrastructure at its more than 250 supercenters in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Wisconsin.
For more information on the locations of EV charging stations within the EVgo charging network, visit www.evgo.com.
EVgo (Nasdaq: EVGO) is the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles and the first to be powered by 100% renewable energy. With more than 800 fast charging locations, EVgo’s own and operated charging network serves over 68 metropolitan areas in 35 states and more than 310,000 customer accounts. Founded in 2010, EVgo is a leader in electrifying transportation and partnering with automakers. fleet and ridesharing operators; Retail providers such as hotels, shopping malls, gas stations and car park operators; and other stakeholders to deploy advanced charging technology to expand grid availability and make it easier for US drivers to reap the benefits of driving an electric vehicle. As a pioneer in charging technology, EVgo works closely with leading companies and government agencies to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of electric vehicles by providing a reliable and convenient charging experience close to where drivers live, work and play, be it for everyday use Commuting to work or for a commercial fleet.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer that operates 258 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Privately owned and family run business since 1934, Meijer pioneered the ‘one stop shopping’ concept and over the years has grown into expanded fresh produce and meat departments as well as pharmacies, full clothing departments, pet departments, garden centres, toys and electronics. More information about Meijer can be found at www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.
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Ted Brooks, Vice President of Investor Relations