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One of the nation's largest charging network operators is rolling out a rewards program for customers and a new pricing plan that will make it more expensive for Californians in certain areas who plug in their cars during peak hours.

El Segundo-based EVgo announced the new congestion pricing plan this week after the state banned minute-by-minute pricing. The company said the new rates will reflect the costs of local utilities and network congestion, which can be higher in certain areas. Los Angeles and San Francisco users will also face additional pricing changes based on where they are charging.

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The road to EV adoption is getting a supercharge — quite literally.

Arcadia-based charging company EVCS announced Wednesday plans to revamp nearly four dozen stations along the so-called West Coast Electric Highway corridor, which runs along the West Coast and into Canada, in a bid to boost long-range electric vehicle driving.

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The fastest electric car charging stations can replenish a battery from empty in about an hour. As carmakers from Volvo to Tesla race to make charges speedier and more powerful, the next 10 years mean added pressure on charging stations, from the plugs in homes to the stands at supermarkets.
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