Los Angeles-based EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle fast-charging network, and Maven Gig, General Motors Co.’s car-sharing platform, have introduced a network of EV fast-charging hubs that feature both public and dedicated fast chargers for Maven Gig’s shared-use vehicles.
Los Angeles is home to EVgo’s first local network of these public-rideshare EV fast charging hubs, which will include three locations across the city.
“Los Angeles is a testing ground for the latest innovations in zero-emissions technology — and a proving ground for how electric vehicles can be the bedrock of a cleaner transportation network,” said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, who was speaking recently at the opening of the Venice Crossroads EV fast-charging hub. “Angelenos are ready to build a more sustainable future, and these fast-charging hubs will make plugging in and powering up an EV more practical for drivers and ride-share companies alike.”
The Venice Crossroads charging hub features a total of nine 50 kW EV DC fast chargers (DCFC), including seven dedicated for Maven Gig members and two chargers available for all EV drivers.
“For nearly 10 years, EVgo has been committed to electric charging for all,” says Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Our new network of public-rideshare fast charging hubs in Los Angeles is the first of its kind and will make charging quick and easy for Maven Gig members, while helping to improve access for all EV drivers across the city.”
This new hub format enables Maven Gig EV members – who average more than 125 miles per day – to have convenient, reliable fast charging where they need it and for all customers to have access to the center’s retail options.
“For more than two years, the Maven Gig EV fleet has generated over 43 million miles, including over 15 million miles in Los Angeles,” says Alex Keros, chief of Maven’s Smart City. “Through our partnership with EVgo, we are helping to create collaborative models to advance EV charging infrastructure for both our members and the public.”