LOS ANGELES and RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and EVgo, the nation’s largest and most reliable public fast charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the opening of the EVgo fast charging station at Ashburn Restaurant Park. This is EVgo’s first public fast charging station to begin operation under the Statewide Appendix D Volkswagen settlement program. The EVgo fast charging station at Ashburn Restaurant Park includes two (2) EVgo 50 kW DC fast chargers capable of delivering up to 90 miles in about 30 minutes.
EVgo was awarded the contract by DEQ to develop a statewide public fast-charging network in August 2018. The network prioritizes DC fast chargers along heavily traveled roads and in areas that have high current and projected growing demand for EV charging. The network is designed to complement existing charging stations and other planned charging infrastructure deployments. When EVgo’s statewide network is complete, approximately 95% of Virginians will be within 30 miles of an EV charger.
“Today’s opening of the EVgo fast charging station in Ashburn is an important milestone in the deployment of safe and more sustainable infrastructure in Virginia,” said Matt Strickler, Secretary of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. “We are committed to providing the Commonwealth with the charging infrastructure that will serve EV drivers today and help encourage even more drivers to go electric in the future.”
“EVgo is thrilled to partner with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to deliver reliable and convenient fast charging access for EV drivers across the Commonwealth,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “EVgo is building the infrastructure today that will make an all-electric future a reality for everyone.”
“We are proud to be working with EVgo and the Department of Environmental Quality to host the first DC fast charging station of the Commonwealth’s new statewide network,” said Frederick Roseman and Philip Friedman of Carderock Investments, LLC. “It’s exciting to be able to offer customers the convenience of fast charging their electric vehicles while they enjoy one of our many restaurant options.”