California state agency supplies EVgo with $3.6M in grants to deploy Fast Charging near Apartments

June 23, 2022
The DC fast chargers will be deployed near multi-family housing units and benefit disadvantaged and low-income communities

EVgo, an electric vehicles fast charging network provider, has been selected by the California Energy Commission for two new Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multi-family Housing (REACH) grants for the deployment of direct current fast chargers (DCFC) near multi-family housing (MFH) units.

The total grant of $3.6 million will enable the company to further pair infrastructure with incentives for residents of underserved and impacted communities, explained EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi. It will provide wider access to affordable and reliable EV charging solutions and the local residents will be charged discounted EVgo rates.

REACH projects include charger installations for MFH residents in the disadvantaged communities, low-income communities or both.

Additionally, as part of EVgo’s commitment to Electric for All, it will integrate the EPA EJ Screening Tool to identify potential locations to ensure greater infrastructure access for the people of color, low-income individuals and underserved communities. The tool leverages nationally consistent data.

Forth will undertake outreach and awareness activities in communities in California to ensure a better understanding of the benefits and availability of electric transportation solutions in the neighbourhood.   

As of the end of the first quarter 2022, EVgo’s owned and operated charging network included more than 850 charging locations serving over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states and approximately 375,000 customer accounts. The company was founded in 2010.

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