Photo courtesy of EVgo.

Photo courtesy of EVgo.

EVgo opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S. in partnership with Nissan, which is located near Washington, D.C.

The network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations opened the charger in one of Falls Church, Va.’s newest apartment communities due to the high demand for fast charging options in the area, according to EVgo. Arlington, Va., the major metro area neighboring Falls Church, ranked eighth among the top cities for DC Fast Charging with an average of 96,600 miles charged per month, according to a recent EVgo study.

The Falls Church station includes two DC Fast Chargers, according to a release from EVgo. Each of the chargers is capable of delivering up to 50kW of charge, which provides 80% state of charge in 30 minutes for most electric vehicles, equivalent to about 150 miles of range per hour.

“The Washington, D.C. Metro area has one of the highest concentrations of electric vehicles in the country and we look forward to helping facilitate commuter charging throughout the region,” said Terry O’Day, VP of Product Strategy and Market Development at EVgo.  

EVgo provides unlimited charging plans for customers of partner OEMs, including Nissan, BMW and Ford.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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