Google has added electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to Google Maps, including more than 1000 EVgo fast chargers.
"As a market leader in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles, EVgo is dedicated to providing affordable, accessible, and reliable charging to all Americans," said Jonathan Levy, EVgo's VP of Strategic Initiatives. "Adding EVgo's fast charging stations to Google Maps helps us reach more drivers as we continue to expand our ever-growing network."
EVgo says it is investing to expand its public fast charging infrastructure to meet the needs of a rapidly growing EV sales market. Total U.S. EV sales have accelerated to nearly a million across the U.S., with more than 530,000 fast-charge capable vehicles on the road. Total vehicle miles traveled is increasing even more rapidly, and much of this growth is driven by rideshare drivers using electric vehicles as the total cost of ownership is lower than that of an internal combustion engine vehicle.
EVgo added that it will be supporting this growth with hundreds of new chargers in the coming year. The new chargers will include those for public use as well as for dedicated use by rideshare drivers for General Motors' Maven Gig. In addition, EVgo was recently selected to develop, own, and operate a $14 million statewide public EV charging network in Virginia as the first Volkswagen mitigation settlement Appendix D awardee.