US charging network operators strike interoperability agreement

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Electrify America and EVgo have announced an interoperability agreement that increases access to electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the USA.

The roaming partnership will connect more than 3,000 DC fast chargers at more than 1,000 stations from EVgo and Electrify America.

The agreement will enable drivers to charge their EVs on both companies’ public chargers without additional fees, using their existing accounts.

“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,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and CEO of Electrify America.

“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.”

Earlier this year, Electrify America announced a similar agreement with ChargePoint. The company also has similar agreements in place for L2 chargers with Greenlots, Sema Connect and EV Connect.

EVgo has also announced bilateral interoperability agreements with ChargePoint, EV Connect, and Sema Connect.

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

“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.”