LOS ANGELES – EVgo Inc. (NASDAQ: EVGO), the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs) and only platform powered by 100% renewable electricity, and CBL Properties (NYSE:CBL) today announced a partnership to add EVgo fast charging to select retail locations, including the first EVgo station in Kansas. The partnership supports EVgo’s plans to expand its public network in response to increased demand for EV charging in new markets and the growing segment of EV drivers that rely on public charging. Visitors to the EVgo stations at CBL Properties can charge up to 80% in 15-45 minutes while they shop and run errands.
CBL Properties’ portfolio of nearly 100 properties across 24 states, is comprised of malls, outlets, lifestyle retail centers and open-air centers. The new charging station at Overland Park adds to the growing portfolio of operational EVgo sites at CBL Properties, including the Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, Virginia, the Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach, Florida, and an additional site in development at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan, slated to come online in early 2022.
“Adding EV charging to our retail properties benefits our customers, communities and helps us enhance our ESG commitments,” said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer at CBL Properties. “Through partnerships, like this one with EVgo, we continue to develop projects and opportunities for our tenants and their employees and customers to further reduce the impact on our environment.”
“CBL and EVgo share a commitment to making a positive impact and we are excited to see our partnership expand to new regions, bringing EVgo’s first station to Kansas,” said Cathy Zoi, CEO of EVgo. “Providing fast charging amenities where people need to go as part of their everyday lifestyle is a priority for EVgo and we look forward to serving CBL’s tenants and customers across their portfolio.”