South Pasadena Opens First Public Fast-Charger Stations for Electric Vehicles

Published : Monday, October 14, 2019 | 4:47 AM

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The City of South Pasadena has opened two public fast-chargers for electric vehicles, located at 820 Mound Avenue in South Pasadena’s Historic Business District.

The chargers, the first public fast chargers in South Pasadena, were installed in partnership with a company called Evgo, which claims to be the nation’s largest and most reliable public fast-charging network for EVs.

The EVgo station features the first public fast chargers in South Pasadena, an EVgo statement said.

“The City of South Pasadena is excited to partner with EVgo to celebrate the opening of our City’s first public fast chargers for electric vehicles,” said South Pasadena Mayor Marina Khubesrian. “Together with EVgo, we’re helping to protect and enhance our environment.”

“EVgo’s mission is to deliver a convenient and reliable fast charging experience for all EV drivers,” Julie Blunden, Evgo’s Chief Commercial Officer, said. “We’re delighted that the new EVgo fast-charging station will power the needs of EV drivers living and shopping in the South Pasadena community.”

The Mound Avenue parking lot location includes two 50kW EVgo DC fast chargers, equipped with both CCS (combined charging system) and CHAdeMO (charge on the move) connectors. The stations can charge all fast-charge capable EVs up to 90 miles in about 30 minutes, depending on a vehicle’s battery size and charge rate.

The EVgo South Pasadena fast chargers are part of a statewide construction plan that has added more than 500 EVgo fast chargers across California. Now, more than 80 percent of Californians live within a 15-minute drive of an EVgo fast charger.

EVgo recently announced that it has contracted for 100-percent renewable energy to power its customers, becoming the first EV charging network in the United States to do so.


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