EVgo, the largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles in the U.S., has announced the launch of a new EV charging discount program for rideshare drivers on Uber’s platform. The two companies say they will also work together to enhance access to EVgo’s network for Uber drivers and encourage mass adoption of electric vehicles.
This new program gives Uber drivers access to discounted rates based on their Uber Pro status, waived monthly fees and expanded session time limits at EVgo’s more than 800 fast charging locations.
Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo, says: “Combining Uber’s reach in rideshare and food delivery with EVgo’s national charging infrastructure network presents a huge opportunity for encouraging faster adoption of EVs. We look forward to providing fast and convenient charging to drivers on Uber’s platform with the help of EVgo’s growing network.”
Uber Head of Sustainability Policy, Adam Gromis, adds: “Sustainability is a team sport, and the path to zero-emissions is being laid with partnerships like these. Making EV charging access more accessible in more places is a crucial step to electrifying the rideshare industry and helping drivers transition to carbon-free options.”
Uber drivers can locate charging stations on the EVgo app.
Founded in 2010, EVgo is the nation’s first public fast charging network to be powered by 100% renewable energy. It currently offers more than 800 fast charging locations in more than 600 cities across 34 U.S. states.