EVgo, GM team-up to build new fast-charging network for Chevy Bolt EV fleet in ‘Maven Gig’ service
According to an announcement made by EVgo, the company has partnered with General Motors’ Maven car-sharing platform to build a dedicated DC fast-charging network for an all-electric Chevy Bolt EV fleet for ride-sharing drivers using the ‘Maven Gig’ rental service.
‘Maven Gig’ is a special rental service offered by Maven only to the ride-sharing drivers of services such as Uber and Lyft.
The announcement by EVgo about its agreement with Maven implies that the Chevy Bolt EV fleet, which is an important part of the ‘Maven Gig’ rental service, is set to have a brand new dedicated fast-charging network.
The Chevy Bolt EV fleet in ‘Maven Gig’ service, as per General Motors’ last-week claims, represents “the largest North American fleet of electric vehicles.” Going by GM’s statement, the fleet has saved approximately 327,000 gallons of gas, by driving “8.2 million all-electric miles.”
About building a new dedicated fast-charging network for the Chevy Bolt EV fleet, EVgo said that the network will include “hundreds of charging stations” in areas where Maven Gig presently operates, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, Baltimore, Boston, and Austin.
In the words of EVgo CEO Cathy Zoi: “Maven Gig EV Bolt on-demand drivers will have access to a dedicated EVgo fast charging network so they can fully charge in the time it takes to eat lunch.”
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