ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 9, 2014--
NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), is expanding its
comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure designed to support
EV drivers whenever and wherever they choose to charge - at single
family or apartment residences, at work, on the road, or even at the
airport to the Atlanta metro area. The new network will give Atlanta EV
drivers unprecedented access to cutting-edge fast charging technology
and bring much-needed EV infrastructure to the region.
NRG eVgo is expanding its comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure designed to support EV drivers whenever and wherever they choose to charge - at single family or apartment residences, at work, on the road, or even at the airport to the Atlanta metro area. (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are pleased that NRG has chosen to expand its eVgo charging network
in the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Establishing a robust
fast-charging network is essential to even broader adoption of electric
vehicle use, both here in Atlanta and across the country.”
Recently, according to IHS Automotive, Atlanta emerged as the second
major metropolitan market for EV sales, following San Francisco. Atlanta
is geographically large, meaning most people commute to work, and have a need
for a sustainable, reliable charging infrastructure. The network of
eVgo DC fast chargers, which are the fastest chargers available today,
can charge an EV in less than 30 minutes and will be located along major
thoroughfares in retail locations that are inviting and engaging to EV
drivers. In addition to the fast charging network, eVgo will be
providing comprehensive EV infrastructure covering workplaces,
multi-family buildings, and residences in the Greater Atlanta
“Atlanta drivers have embraced cleaner, more efficient vehicles to make
their city one of the fastest growing EV markets in the country,” said
Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo. “Combining Atlanta’s enthusiasm
for driving electric with the range confidence of a fast charging
infrastructure will create an unbeatable combination that sets the stage
for further EV adoption across the metro area and country.”
This fast charging network supports eVgo’s partnership with Nissan to
expand the “No Charge to Charge” program to the Atlanta market. Already
in 13 markets, “No Charge to Charge” is a first-of-its-kind partnership
that provides Nissan LEAF buyers with complimentary 24-month access to
the eVgo network, as well as other EV charging networks, using a single
EZ-Charge access card*.
“As one of the market leading sellers of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF,
I’ve experienced firsthand the real demand for electric vehicles in
Atlanta. I am pleased that NRG eVgo is bringing reliable, convenient EV
fast charging to our market,” said, Pat Hoban, Owner of Capitol City
Nissan in Atlanta.
With over 180 fast charge stations currently installed, eVgo is building
a comprehensive network of fast-charging sites in the U.S. as well as
the infrastructure to support charging at residences and workplaces. By
expanding to the Atlanta market, eVgo furthers its commitment to support
all EV drivers wherever and however they choose to charge.
“By expanding to new markets, eVgo is building upon and furthering its
commitment to support all EV drivers wherever and however they choose to
charge,” Banskota continued. “We believe EV drivers deserve fast,
reliable, and affordable charging options and we’re proud to work to
bring these innovative solutions to Atlanta EV drivers.”
For more information about eVgo charging plans available to Atlanta EV
drivers, visit nrgeVgo.com.
*Consumers can find chargers eligible for “No Charge to Charge” at www.ez-charge.com/stations,
or via the PlugShare app for iOS or Android.
About NRG eVgo
The NRG eVgo SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners
new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks,
plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at
retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities.
Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home or workplace
charger and use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites and other
public charging stations. eVgo is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a
Fortune 250 company at the forefront of changing how people think about,
buy and use energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to hundreds of
public charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to
join the eVgo network, visit www.nrgeVgo.com.
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