Pennsylvania awards EVgo several grants to install fast charging stations

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently awarded EVgo, the country’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), several grants through the Driving PA Forward initiative to install fast charging stations.

“EVgo is rapidly expanding our network, including in the Keystone state, thanks in part to the support of the Pennsylvania DEP through its Driving PA Forward program,” Jonathan Levy, EVgo chief commercial officer, said. “Locations matter massively when it comes to charging, and EVgo’s commitment to siting fast charging where drivers want to stop and shop continues whether you prefer to get your hoagies at Wawa or your MTOs at Sheetz.”

In Pennsylvania, EVgo has eight site host partners with operational stations and three more planned before the end of the year.

Since 2020, EVgo’s customer accounts in the state have grown by 140 percent.

Pennsylvania’s Driving PA Forward initiative aims to improve air quality in Pennsylvania by transitioning from diesel engines to clean transportation technologies. The grants were through the initiative’s Fast Charging and Hydrogen Fueling Grant Program.

EVgo’s charging network of more than 800 fast charging locations serves more than 68 metropolitan areas across 35 states. The network has more than 300,000 customer accounts.