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EVgo And BMW Launch ChargeNow

By Paul Pajarillo , Nov 25, 2015 06:28 AM EST
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Bayerische Motoren Werke AG in partnership with NRG EVgo launches the ChargeNow DC Fast electric vehicle charging program. The program will extend to include 25 more cities in the United States to support electric vehicles.

The EVgo charging networks will continuously expand to cover more than 600 different 50-kilowatt electric vehicles in less than two years in the United States as EV technology goes up year after year. Also, this is a part of the network's partnership with BMW to support its electric vehicles.

EVgo's mission is to install charging solutions for electric-powered vehicles in the right areas. According to the company's chief executive officer and president Arun Banskota, will be adding reliable, direct current fast combination chargers at public spaces compatible to what EV drivers prefer as America's largest DC fast charging network over the next 24 months.

Furthermore, this will be the most cost-effective and fastest build out of the new network. Also, this is an acknowledgment to the company's existing infrastructures and devoted retail partners.

The company's network capacity and power supports the increasing usage of direct current fast combination standards. The chargers are proficient in powering up electric cars like the BMW i3 at 50 kilowatts. EVgo's charging networks are the only ones capable of providing such charging levels.

The partnership between BMW and EVgo was originally introduced in California for their ChargeNow DC Fast program. This has led to America's largest network of direct current fast combination chargers. Now, both companies are supporting speedy additions of direct current fast combination charging capabilities by adding 500 charging stations in the United States to support owners of the BMW i3 as well as other electric car drivers.

BMW's Head of EV Infrastructure in North America, Robert Healey, assures that the ChargeNow program consists of two years' worth of no-cost charging for BMW i3 eligible owners. Also, EVgo's expansion of charging stations upholds the carmaker's commitment to electric mobility.

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