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EVgo’s New Year’s resolution: make its EV fast-charging network more reliable

two workers in white hard hats and orange vests are opening large wooden crates in a parking lot in front of an EV charging spot. One crate reveals a charging station covered in plastic and foam protectors.
A crew works to replace older EVgo fast charging stations through its new ReNew program. | Image: EVgo

When electric vehicle owners take longer trips, they often rely on nationwide fast charging providers like EVgo, Electrify America, and ChargePoint to reach their destinations. So it can be more than a minor inconvenience for EV drivers if they arrive at a station with problems like damaged cables, disconnected modems, or annoying error codes.

This year, EVgo is looking to leave behind broken and unreliable EV chargers with its ReNew program that bolsters site maintenance efforts across its more than 850 fast charging stations with 1,700 or so charging stalls. It’ll also upgrade older stations with new hardware that enables up to 350kW charging for capable vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV.

The backbone of the ReNew program is,…

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