EVgo commits to powering chargers with 100% renewable energy

Electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network EVgo has committed to use 100% renewable energy to power its chargers, becoming the first EV charging network in the United States to do so, according to EVgo. Under its commitment, EVgo will contract with its energy suppliers and partners to ensure that each gigawatt-hour delivered financially supports an operating renewable energy generator in the U.S. It will use a combination of wind and solar energy to achieve that commitment. EVgo's commitment was announced as part of the spring member meeting of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), of which the company is a member. This commitment from EVgo comes as cities and mobility companies wrestle with making the transportation sector more environmentally friendly. Along with buildings, transportation makes up a majority of emissions in cities, so initiatives like the American Cities Climate Challenge by Bloomberg Philanthropies have emphasized the need to make those sections of urban life more dependent on renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Related News