Mayor Garcetti says the hubs will help Angelenos build a more sustainable future and make powering up more practical for drivers and ride-share companies.
Electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network provider, EVgo, has partnered with Maven, General Motors’ car-sharing platform, to introduce both public as well as dedicated charging hubs for ride-hailing drivers in Los Angeles.
The first local network of the public and ride-share EV fast charging hubs will be deployed in three locations across the city and feature both public and dedicated fast chargers for Maven Gig’s shared-use vehicles.
The most recent opening is the Venice Crossroads EV fast charging hub located at Venice Boulevard. Venice Crossroads is located six miles away from the Los Angeles International Airport and adjacent to the 10 Freeway and the Metro Expo Line.
The first hub in the network opened last month in the heart of Hollywood at the Hollywest Promenade.
“Los Angeles is a testing ground for the latest innovations in zero-emissions technology – and a proving ground for how electric vehicles can be the bedrock of a cleaner transportation network,” said Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ mayor.
“Angelenos are ready to build a more sustainable future, and these fast-charging hubs will make plugging in and powering up an EV more practical for drivers and ride-share companies alike.”
The Venice Crossroads charging hub features a total of nine 50 kW EV DC fast chargers (DCFC), including seven dedicated for Maven Gig members and two chargers available for all EV drivers.
“Angelenos are ready to build a more sustainable future, and these fast-charging hubs will make plugging in and powering up an EV more practical for drivers and ride-share companies alike”
This new hub format enables Maven Gig EV members – who average over 125 miles per day – to have convenient, reliable fastcharging where they need it, said EVgo.
“For nearly 10 years, EVgo has been committed to electric charging for all,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Our new network of public-ride-share fast charging hubs in Los Angeles is the first of its kind and will make charging quick and easy for Maven Gig members, while helping to improve access for all EV drivers across the city.”
“For more than two years, the Maven Gig EV fleet has generated over 43 million miles, including over 15 million miles in Los Angeles,” added Alex Keros, Maven’s smart city chief. “Through our partnership with EVgo, we are helping to create collaborative models to advance EV charging infrastructure for both our members and the public.”
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