Virginia DEQ Celebrates New Public EV Charging

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and EVgo have announced the opening of a fast-charging station at Ashburn Restaurant Park, representing EVgo’s first public fast-charging station to begin operation under the statewide Appendix D Volkswagen settlement program.

The station at Ashburn Restaurant Park includes two EVgo 50 kW DC fast chargers capable of delivering up to 90 miles of power in about 30 minutes.

EVgo was awarded a contract from DEQ to develop a statewide public fast-charging network in August 2018. The network prioritizes DC fast chargers along heavily traveled roads and in areas that have high current and projected growing demand for EV charging. The network is designed to complement existing charging stations and other planned charging infrastructure deployments. When EVgo’s statewide network is complete, approximately 95% of Virginians will be within 30 miles of an EV charger, the company says.

“Today’s opening of the EVgo fast-charging station in Ashburn is an important milestone in the deployment of safe and more sustainable infrastructure in Virginia,” says Matt Strickler, secretary of the Virginia DEQ. “We are committed to providing the commonwealth with the charging infrastructure that will serve EV drivers today and help encourage even more drivers to go electric in the future.”

“EVgo is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to deliver reliable and convenient fast-charging access for EV drivers across the commonwealth,” adds Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo is building the infrastructure today that will make an all-electric future a reality for everyone.”

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