DER-Grid Edge, Electric Vehicles

EVgo, Uber partner to accelerate rideshare electrification

Uber and EVgo agreed to accelerate the electrification of rideshare across the U.S.

As the nation’s largest and most reliable public EV fast charging network – as well as the first U.S. public fast charging network to be powered by renewable energy – Uber says EVgo is a natural partner for this memorandum of understanding.

According to Uber, this agreement announcement codifies Uber and EVgo’s shared commitment to reduce pollution, increase economic access and mobility, and promote equity through transportation electrification.

The first phase of the new MOU between Uber and EVgo will focus on supporting Uber workers who currently drive electric vehicles through education and access to the nation’s largest and most reliable public fast charging network. Uber and EVgo will also work together to evaluate where more fast charging is needed and how to optimize charging behavior.

The two companies will also work to develop a series of pilot programs to make it easier for Uber workers to make the switch to an EV and to develop new partnerships to accelerate the electrified rideshare ecosystem, including integrations between the Uber and EVgo apps.

EVgo has more experience electrifying rideshare than any other charging company, including previous work with GM’s Maven Gig, WaiveCar, and Lyft.