FIRST SUPERCHARGER STATION CAPABLE OF SERVING EVERY EV INSTALLED IN SAN DIEGO

(Photo above: From left, Terry O’Day, NRG eVgo Vice President of Business Development in California, and Nicole Capretz, San Diego Director of Environmental Policy, applaud at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. – Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

An electric car plugs into acharger at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)
An electric car plugs into acharger at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

The first supercharger capable of charging every  EV on the road has just been installed in San Diego. The NRG eVgo (ee-vee-go) Freedom Station that just opened at at Fashion Valley Mall has both Level 2 (240V) and SAE Combo and CHAdeMO direct current (DC) fast charge connectors (480V). The fast-charger can deliver power at a rate of up to 150 miles per hour or about an 80% charge in less than 30 minutes. Level 2 chargers deliver range at a rate of 12 – 25 miles per hour.

NRG eVgo intends to build a minimum of 200 stations in California by 2016. Their press release mentions sites – at various stages of development from design to permitting and construction – in  the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and San Diego area.

“California accounts for one-third of all electric vehicle sales in the US. The NRG eVgo Freedom Station at Fashion Valley gives California drivers freedom to go anywhere they want in the coolest cars on the road and at lower prices than gasoline cars,” said Terry O’Day, Vice President of Business Development for NRG eVgo in California.

“Announcing our first NRG eVgo Freedom Station site at Fashion Valley Mall reinforces our commitment to sustainability while also providing shoppers with unparalleled service and convenience,” said George Caraghiaur, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Simon Property Group.

There are ev charging stations at 43 of Simon’s shopping destinations across the U.S.

A 2014 BMW i3 electric car plugs into a SAE Combo fast charger at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)
A 2014 BMW i3 electric car plugs into a SAE Combo fast charger at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

NRG plans to build hundreds of public charging sites across California, Texas and the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

On their website, it says, “NRG eVgo  is creating the nation’s first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem. We provide electric car charging solutions directly to electric car owners as well as businesses looking to serve the EV charging needs of their residents, tenants, employees or customers.”

To find out more, or to join the eVgo network, visit www.eVgoNetwork.com. Connect with eVgo on Facebook ot follow them on Twitter @evgonetwork.

(Photo above: From left, Terry O’Day, NRG eVgo Vice President of Business Development in California, and Nicole Capretz, San Diego Director of Environmental Policy, applaud at the unveiling of the first NRG eVgo charging station in the United States able to serve all electric cars at Fashion Valley Mall, on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. – Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

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