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Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure firms EVgo and Electrify America have partnered to increase the number of EV charging stations available to EV drivers across the US.

The partnership enables EV drivers to charge their EVs on both EVgo and Electrify America public chargers without additional fees, using their existing accounts for a seamless experience.

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EV drivers will be able to charge using both platforms without creating new memberships, registrations, or payment methods.

The integration of the two EV charging platforms connects more than 3,000 direct current fast-chargers at more than 1,000 stations.

The aim is to improve consumer EV charging experiences and to meet the growing demand for EV charging stations as the electrification of the transportation industry intensifies.

Giovanni Palazzo, CEO of Electrify America, said: “As the demand for EVs continues to increase and create the need for more EV charging stations, we understand the importance of making access to public chargers as easy as possible for current and future EV drivers.

“Connecting our two networks helps ensure EV drivers have the freedom to travel on their terms without concerns of where to charge their EV along the way.”

 Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo, added: “EVgo is committed to cross-industry collaboration to make fast charging for EV drivers as convenient as going to an ATM.

“Since 2010, EVgo has been working to provide convenient and reliable fast charging across the country, and this new partnership will help to further accelerate EV adoption by providing even more options to drivers wherever they need them most.” 

Electrify America has also signed EV charging interoperability agreements with ChargePoint, Greenlots, Sema Connect and EV Connect. EVgo has also signed with ChargePoint, EV Connect, and Sema Connect.

Electrify America is investing$2 billion over 10 years in zero emission vehicle infrastructure, education, and access.

As of July 1, 2019, Electrify America has begun implementing the Cycle 2 National ZEV Investment Plan and Cycle 2 California ZEV Investment Plan and expects to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging station sites with 3,500 chargers by December 2021. Over this 30-month investment cycle, Electrify America will expand to 29 metros and 45 states.