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BMW and eVgo are adding 500 fast-charging stations in US, free-to-use for BMW i3 owners

BMW and eVgo are adding 500 fast-charging stations in US, free-to-use for BMW i3 owners

Tesla's Supercharger network might be getting most of the headlines because it's the most ambitious fast-charging infrastructure project for EVs so far, but that doesn't mean that the competition is sitting on its hands. BMW is backing the ChargeNow DC Fast network, which is being built in partnership with NRG's eVgo. The network already has about 100 stations, most in California, but that was just the beginning: 500 new ones will be built in cities around the U.S. (more details on that below) over the next year. By year-end 2015, the program will bring at least one 50 kW DC Fast Combo location to all but one of the 25 largest markets, and by year-end 2016 there will be more than 400 additional locations for BMW i3 drivers, and any EV driver of a vehicle that uses the DC Fast Combo standard. [...] EVgo Stations are designed to support both current and future charging techn...

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