EVgo Providing Free Charging During National Drive Electric Week

Owners of plug-in electrified vehicles participating in National Drive Electric Week can take advantage of free charging in the EVgo network.

From Sept. 10 to Sept. 18, drivers with a valid EVgo charging card can recharge for free at any of EVgo charging locations. Users can stop at any of the charging company’s 1,000 charging locations in over 50 metro markets. That includes over 700 DC fast chargers in more than 50 markets.

“Our network is growing rapidly, and together with our drivers, is making the EV movement unstoppable,” said said Terry O’Day, EVgo vice president in the company’s press release.

Plug In America predicts that it will be the largest National Drive Electric Week in the event’s six-year history, with more than 220 events in nearly every state and Canadian province. It’s been organized by the PEV advocacy organization in partnership with Sierra Club and Electric Auto Association to raise awareness and hands-on experience to those considering switching over to owning PEVs. More than 4,000 PEVs are expected to be shown at these events, Plug In America said. You can find the events here.

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The EVgo promotion requires using one of its cards for charging. It also includes partner cards like EZ-Charge with Nissan and ChargeNow from BMW. Drivers who do not yet have an EVgo card can sign-up for one here. EVgo’s “Flex” plan has no monthly fee, the company said.

EVgo’s charging stations are typically located at popular retail locations, including Simon Properties, Walmart, Whole Foods, and REI, according to the company.

EVgo’s network includes DC Fast CHAdeMO and DC Fast Combo plugs to serve a variety of different vehicles. These chargers are compatible with American, European and Japanese dominant standard vehicles and provide power at a rate about 10 times faster than home charging stations, the company said. EVgo charging stations also offer Level 2 chargers.