NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure to the Atlanta metro area. The new network will give Atlanta EV drivers access to fast charging technology and bring much-needed EV infrastructure to the region.
“We are pleased that NRG has chosen to expand its eVgo charging network in the City of Atlanta,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Establishing a robust fast-charging network is essential to even broader adoption of electric vehicle use, both here in Atlanta and across the country.”
Atlanta is geographically large, meaning most people commute to work, and have a need for a sustainable, reliable charging infrastructure. The network of eVgo DC fast chargers can charge an EV in less than 30 minutes and will be located along major thoroughfares in retail locations that are inviting and engaging to EV drivers. In addition to the fast charging network, eVgo will be providing comprehensive EV infrastructure covering workplaces, multi-family buildings, and residences in the Greater Atlanta metropolitan area.
“Atlanta drivers have embraced cleaner, more efficient vehicles to make their city one of the fastest growing EV markets in the country,” said Arun Banskota, President of NRG eVgo. “Combining Atlanta’s enthusiasm for driving electric with the range confidence of a fast charging infrastructure will create an unbeatable combination that sets the stage for further EV adoption across the metro area and country.”
This fast charging network supports eVgo’s partnership with Nissan to expand the “No Charge to Charge” program, which provides Nissan LEAF buyers with complimentary 24-month access to the eVgo network, as well as other EV charging networks, using a single EZ-Charge access card, to the Atlanta market.
“By expanding to new markets, eVgo is building upon and furthering its commitment to support all EV drivers wherever and however they choose to charge,” Banskota continued. “We believe EV drivers deserve fast, reliable, and affordable charging options and we’re proud to work to bring these innovative solutions to Atlanta EV drivers.”