EVgo has contracted for 100% renewable energy to power its customers’ vehicles, becoming the first electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the U.S. to do so, the company claims.
EVgo contracts with its energy suppliers and renewable energy certificate (REC) partners to ensure that each gigawatt-hour delivered on its fast-charging network financially supports an operating renewable energy generator in the U.S.
Across the country, EVgo is buying a combination of Green-e certified wind and solar energy through its electricity suppliers and REC partners. In California, EVgo is currently procuring 100% solar RECs from California and intends to purchase bundled renewable energy from its partners as they become certified through the California Air Resources Board’s Renewable Energy Pathways program.
“At EVgo, we understand that our customers value all the ways EVs deliver a delightful driving experience, from better acceleration to eliminating tailpipe emissions,” comments Julie Blunden, EVgo’s executive vice president for business development.
EVgo powered more than 75 million electric miles in 2018 – representing an 88% increase from the prior year. The company plans to double its network capacity by year-end 2020.
Based on the mix of power sources across its network in 2018, EVgo avoided 17 thousand metric tons of carbon emissions.