The Metropolis of Philadelphia’s Division of Fleet Providers has introduced a partnership with quick charging community operator EVgo, underneath which municipal autos will entry charging on EVgo’s 100% renewable-powered community by means of a reduced fleet charging plan.
The Metropolis of Philadelphia goals to transition the Metropolis’s fleet of round 6,400 autos to “clear and electrical autos,” and has dedicated to procuring no extra new gas-powered autos after 2030. Town presently has over 85 EVs in operation.
EVgo’s public community serves over 60 metropolitan areas throughout greater than 30 states, together with over 60 EVgo charging stalls throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Within the Philadelphia market, the municipal fleet can have entry to greater than 30 EVgo DC quick charging and seven Stage 2 charging stalls in places comparable to buying malls, comfort shops, and pharmacies, together with 5 places with 350 kW quick chargers.
“With fuel costs on the rise, the transfer to scrub and electrical autos makes extra sense than ever. This partnership with EVgo satisfies our fast want for quick charging as a way to deploy extra electrical autos into lively municipal service,” mentioned Joseph Rosati, Commissioner of the Division of Fleet Providers.
“Having grown up within the Philadelphia space, it’s terrific to see electrical autos zipping round the place Ben Franklin’s kite experiment over 250 years in the past superior understanding of electrical energy’s energy,” mentioned Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “The Metropolis of Philadelphia and EVgo each acknowledge the win-win that comes from personal firms and municipal fleets working collectively to allow the shift to scrub transportation.”