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EVgo-PSE&G Station Is Network’s 950th

July 21, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twin 50-Kilowatt BCT Units on the New Jersey Turnpike

EVgo, which says it has the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle fast-charge stations has opened its 950th, in league with and Public Service Electric and Gas, at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Molly Pitcher Service Area in Cranbury.

EVgo’s BTC-equipped fast-charge station at the New Jersey Turnpike’s Molly Pitcher Service Area can accommodate both SAE/CCS and ChaDeMo vehicle receptacles.

The station at Molly Pitcher Service Area includes two 480-volt fast-charger units by BCT Power. Each can deliver a 50 kilowatt charge, providing 80% state of charge in 30 minutes, EVgo says, “about 150 miles of range per hour.”

“The station allows drivers to easily stop and re-charge,” EVgo product strategy and market development VP Terry O’Day said in a release.

‘Reducing Range Anxiety’

“We remain dedicated to providing only the best service and charging speeds,” he said. “We look forward to reducing range anxiety with EV drivers and enabling them to travel even greater distances.”

EVgo says further that it supports all public charging standards with the fastest-available public charging, and that, “By owning and operating its stations, EVgo is able provide the best customer experience in EV charging and meet the high standards of partners like PSE&G.

Gasoline Displacement

“On an average week EVgo charges up to 380,000 miles and saves 15,500 gallons of gasoline from being used,” the company says.

“The lack of convenient, accessible charging stations in New Jersey is clearly an impediment to EVs continued growth in the state,” PSE&G renewables and energy solutions VP Courtney McCormick says in the EVgo enouncement.

“By partnering with organizations like EVgo to offer chargers on the Turnpike, PSE&G is doing its part to help current EV owners and show potential owners that EVs are a viable option in New Jersey,” she said.

600 Locations

EVgo says that utilizes a variety of flexible charging solutions including pay-as-you-go, low-cost membership charging plans, and unlimited charging plans for customers of such OEM partners as BMW, Nissan and Ford.

EVgo operates 950 fast chargers are at 600 locations nationwide, covering metropolitan areas where 90% new electric cars are sold.

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Source: EVgo with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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