Electrify America and EVgo announced an interoperability agreement that increases access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the country. The roaming partnership allows drivers to charge their EVs on both EVgo and Electrify America public chargers without additional fees, using their existing accounts for a seamless experience.
Drivers will be able to access public chargers on either the EVgo or Electrify America networks without having to create new memberships, registrations, or payment methods. The agreement will connect more than 3,000 DC fast chargers at more than 1,000 stations from EVgo and Electrify America, two of the nation’s largest owner/operators of charging stations that continue to expand their networks as the number of EVs on the road grows significantly in the coming years.
Earlier this year, Electrify America announced a similar agreement with ChargePoint. The company also has similar agreements in place for L2 chargers with Greenlots, Sema Connect and EV Connect. EVgo has also announced bilateral interoperability agreements with ChargePoint, EV Connect, and Sema Connect. Such collaborations between electric vehicle charging companies will continue to grow as more Americans take advantage of the benefits of EVs.
“As the demand for EVs continues to increase and create the need for more EV charging stations, we understand the importance of making access to public chargers as easy as possible for current and future EV drivers,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America. “Connecting our two networks helps ensure EV drivers have the freedom to travel on their terms without concerns of where to charge their EV along the way.”
“EVgo is committed to cross-industry collaboration to make fast charging for EV drivers as convenient as going to an ATM,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Since 2010, EVgo has been working to provide convenient and reliable fast charging across the country, and this new partnership will help to further accelerate EV adoption by providing even more options to drivers wherever they need them most.”
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