Subaru Enlists EVgo As Its Main Electric Vehicle Charging Network
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Subaru Enlists EVgo As Its Main Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Subaru has chosen Los Angeles-based EVgo as its preferred electric vehicle charging network provider in the U.S., signaling the Japanese automaker’s continued move into the EV market.

The partnership arrives three months after Subaru rolled out its first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Solterra SUV, at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Solterra drivers will have access to the EVgo network, which includes more than 800 public fast-charging locations in 35 states, as well as more than 46,000 public chargers through EVgo’s “roaming partners” across the U.S.

EVgo, which opened a 4,000-square-foot “innovation lab” in El Segundo last year, operates one of the broadest EV charging networks in the country. The company claims that more than 130 million Americans, and 80% of Californians, live within 10 miles of an EVgo charger, which can charge electric vehicle batteries up to 80% in 15-to-45 minutes. EVgo’s network is also powered by 100% renewable energy.

Subaru isn’t the first carmaker that EVgo has partnered with. Last year, it teamed with General Motors to help the Detroit giant build out its nationwide EV charging network—part of GM’s transition to an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2035.

In July, EVgo became a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq after merging with a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
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