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NRG eVgo Partnership with BMW Expands Access to Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Network
|By Business Wire
|July 28, 2014 03:28 PM EDT
NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go), a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), is
further expanding access to the Company’s electric vehicle (EV) charging
network by partnering with BMW on its new ChargeNow DC Fast program.
Now, BMW i3 drivers in California can enjoy unlimited, no cost 30 minute
DC fast charging, at eVgo Freedom Station® sites equipped
with DC Combo Fast Charging, through 2015.
The ChargeNow DC Fast program offers BMW i3 EV drivers in California unlimited, no cost 30 minute DC fast charging, at NRG eVgo Freedom Station® sites equipped with DC Combo Fast Charging, through 2015. (Photo: Business Wire)
“At NRG eVgo, we are passionate in our commitment to drive the future of
electric vehicle charging,” said Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo.
“By identifying strategic partnerships and working with those partners
to develop innovative solutions to EV charging needs, we can create an
interconnected, reliable network of conveniently placed DC fast charging
locations that gives EV drivers the confidence to drive farther than
Based on data from the Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data
Center, eVgo is the fastest growing provider of fast charging sites. By
adding SAE Combo DC fast chargers at California Freedom Station
locations as well as Level 2 charging, eVgo, furthers its commitment to
support all EV drivers wherever and however they choose to charge.
“Our strategy is to provide a complete solution for electric vehicle
drivers,” continued Mr. Banskota. “By offering public, home, workplace,
apartment community and on-the-go charging stations in each of our
markets, NRG eVgo offers EV drivers total range confidence with cost
eVgo is committed to interoperability and its network is capable of
reading multiple access cards including single all-access cards, an
initiative that gives electric vehicle drivers seamless access to
multiple major EV charging networks.
“We are confident the rapidly-expanding eVgo DC Fast Charging network
will provide significant benefits to BMW i3 drivers in California,” said
Robert Healey, EV Infrastructure Manager, BMW of North America. “The
ChargeNow DC Fast program brings us closer to the reality of one card,
one account public charging network interoperability.”
With comprehensive EV charging networks in San Diego, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, the greater Washington, D.C. area, Dallas and Houston, eVgo
public chargers have powered more than 2.1 million electric miles so
far. Through the eVgo network, NRG provides access to hundreds of public
charging sites across the United States and continues to expand
nationally, increasing its footprint in at least 20 new markets.
About NRG eVgo
The NRG eVgo SM network gives electric vehicle (EV) owners
new freedom and range confidence via home and workplace charging docks
plus a network of fast charging stations conveniently located at
retailers along major transportation corridors within eVgo cities.
Service plans offered by eVgo can provide EV owners a home charger and
unlimited use of eVgo’s Freedom Station® sites – all for one
low monthly fee. eVgo is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250
company at the forefront of changing how people think about, buy and use
energy. Through eVgo, NRG will provide access to hundreds of public
charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to join
the eVgo network, visit www.nrgeVgo.com.
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Safe Harbor Disclosure
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and include
NRG’s expectations regarding electric vehicles and its electric vehicle
charging network. Forward-looking statements typically can be identified
by the use of words such as “expect,” “believe,” and similar terms.
Although NRG believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give
no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct,
and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those contemplated above include,
among others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the
power industry, competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility
of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers to perform under
contracts, changes in the wholesale power markets, changes in government
regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, and our ability to
achieve the expected benefits and timing of our electric vehicle
projects. NRG undertakes no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise. The foregoing review of factors that could
cause NRG’s actual results to differ materially from those contemplated
in the forward-looking statements included in this news release should
be considered in connection with information regarding risks and
uncertainties that may affect NRG’s future results included in NRG’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
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