More Than 600 EVgo Charging Stations Are Getting Tesla Charging Connectors
As great as Tesla’s Supercharger network is, range anxiety is still a very real problem. The only way to fix that is to have more chargers available and Tesla owners are in for some good news today.
EVgo has today confirmed that it is adding Tesla charging connectors to more than 600 different electric vehicle charging stations across the United States.
Across the United States, Tesla cars use their own proprietary charging connector which means you need the charging station to be on board before you can top your car up. The news that EVgo is getting in on the act across more than 600 stations is excellent news indeed.
Tesla already has a partnership with charging station company and that is now being expanded.
“EVgo will deploy more than 400 integrated Tesla connectors at existing EVgo stations, with an additional 200 connectors reserved for new stations planned for 2021 in key cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Austin, Washington D.C., Salt Lake City, and Miami.”
As part of the expansion, Tesla is adding EVgo’s network of charging stations into its own system, making it easier for people to find them when they need them.
Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo, weighed in on the news:
“EVgo’s expansion of integrated Tesla connectors underscores our commitment to delivering convenient and reliable fast charging to all EV drivers. EV drivers seek efficiency and convenience in how they charge their vehicles, including the ability to shop while they charge. Today’s exciting announcement will make it even easier for Tesla drivers to top up while they grocery shop and run other errands, while driving greater utilization across our growing charging network.”
EVgo now has more than 800 fast chargers across the United States.