EVgo adding 50+ Renewable-powered Fast & Level 2 Chargers across Portland, Maine

May 11, 2022
EVgo will install eight direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and upto 44 Level 2 chargers in the city. These chargers will provide Portland drivers access to 100+ kW chargers, which will be able to charge 80% in 15 to 45 minutes

EV charging network provider EVgo has been selected to install 100% renewable electricity-powered fast chargers across Portland, Maine.

EVgo will install eight direct current fast chargers (DCFC) and upto 44 Level 2 chargers in the city. These chargers will provide Portland drivers access to 100+ kW chargers, which will be able to charge 80% in 15 to 45 minutes. The Level 2 chargers will be accessible to teachers and city employees during school hours.

These chargers, installed in school parking lots, will be available for public use when the school is not in session.

“Portland residents need to feel confident about charging before they buy an electric vehicle,” explained City Sustainability Director Troy Moon. “That’s why we’re working with EVgo to create charging hubs in neighborhoods with large numbers of multi-family buildings. Residents who don’t have access to home charging will be able to plug in their vehicle close to home and then go about their business while it charges.”

The partnership and installation is in line with the city’s commitment to provide options to reduce CO2 emissions from transport. Approximately 30% of the annual CO2 emissions in the city come from the transportation sector. The city aims to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 and transition completely to clean energy by 2040.

The charging network will enable drivers to adopt electric vehicles, city leaders say.

 In 2019, EVgo said it was sourcing 100 percent renewable energy to power its charging network. The company invests in clean energy projects through agreements ensuring each GWh delivered via chargers is offset with an equal amount of renewable energy procured through various deals.