The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Fleet Services has announced a partnership with fast charging network operator EVgo, under which municipal vehicles will access charging on EVgo’s 100% renewable-powered network through a discounted fleet charging plan.
The City of Philadelphia aims to transition the City’s fleet of around 6,400 vehicles to “clean and electric vehicles,” and has committed to procuring no more new gas-powered vehicles after 2030. The city currently has over 85 EVs in operation.
EVgo’s public network serves over 60 metropolitan areas across more than 30 states, including over 60 EVgo charging stalls across the state of Pennsylvania. In the Philadelphia market, the municipal fleet will have access to more than 30 EVgo DC fast charging and 7 Level 2 charging stalls in locations such as shopping malls, convenience stores, and pharmacies, including five locations with 350 kW fast chargers.
“With gas prices on the rise, the move to clean and electric vehicles makes more sense than ever. This partnership with EVgo satisfies our immediate need for fast charging in order to deploy additional electric vehicles into active municipal service,” said Joseph Rosati, Commissioner of the Department of Fleet Services.
“Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, it is terrific to see electric vehicles zipping around where Ben Franklin’s kite experiment over 250 years ago advanced understanding of electricity’s power,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “The City of Philadelphia and EVgo both recognize the win-win that comes from private companies and municipal fleets working together to enable the shift to clean transportation.”