EVgo’s First Delivery of BABA-Compliant Chargers

EVgo Inc., one of America’s prominent public fast charging networks for electric vehicles, has proudly announced the receipt of its inaugural shipment of 350kW fast chargers. These chargers, produced by Delta Electronics, adhere to the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) specifications.

Why It Matters

This delivery signifies a crucial step in bolstering a domestic supply chain to cater to the skyrocketing growth in electric vehicle adoption in the U.S. Originating from Delta Electronics’ new facility in Plano, Texas, this move positions both companies to tap into the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program’s funding opportunities. Moreover, such domestic manufacturing endeavors further resonate with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s objectives, which earmarked $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure.

Key Points

  • Delta Electronics has already dispatched 10 chargers with more expected later in the year.
  • By collaborating closely, both EVgo and Delta have managed to expedite the production process, delivering ahead of the anticipated timeline.
  • The 350kW equipment aligns with BABA standards set by the Federal Highway Administration—a prerequisite for acquiring federal funds.
  • EVgo, along with its eXtend partners, has clinched millions in preliminary awards from NEVI initiatives in Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
  • Dennis Kish, COO of EVgo, emphasized the significance of this delivery, highlighting the companies’ joint vision to strengthen the American supply chain.
  • Kelvin Huang, President of Delta Electronics Americas Region, expressed satisfaction at the brisk collaboration with EVgo, lauding their combined efforts to bolster national fast-charging infrastructure and push towards sustainability.

Bottom Line

Beyond just developing a resilient domestic supply chain, EVgo is actively coordinating with suppliers to ensure upcoming chargers will be compliant with the North American Charging Standard (NACS), currently under consideration by standardization bodies. This initiative showcases a shared commitment between EVgo and Delta Electronics to meet the surging demand for fast EV charging solutions, propelling the nation closer to a sustainable future.


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