EVgo, the U.S. electric vehicle charging infrastructure operator, received its initial shipment of ten 350 kW fast chargers from Delta Electronics.
These chargers were delivered from Delta Electronics’ newly inaugurated factory in Plano, Texas.
Notably, these stations qualify for funding through the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program (NEVI).
EVgo is anticipating further deliveries of these chargers designed to comply with Delta Electronics’ Build America Buy America (BABA) standards, with expectations to receive them within this year.
It’s worth mentioning that EVgo ordered up to 1,000 fast-charging columns in August 2022.
The early deliveries were made possible through close collaboration between partners, with assistance from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden in 2021.
It’s worth noting that NEVI funding recently received an injection of initial funds.
The objective of this program is to establish a nationwide network of 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations across the United States.
Over a five-year period, the Department of Transportation and Energy will allocate nearly $5 billion in funds to help states build this network, particularly along highways.
Dennis Kish, Chief Operating Officer of EVgo, commented, “As states allocate their initial round of NEVI funding, the arrival of EVgo’s first batch of BABA fast chargers, with remarkable speed for deployment, marks a significant moment for domestic charger manufacturing and presents additional opportunities for public funding as more states announce their allocations.”
EVgo also disclosed that it is collaborating with its suppliers to ensure that future chargers incorporate the North American Charging Standard (NACS) introduced by Tesla, which is currently making its way through standardization bodies.