Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti helped cut the ribbon Monday on a new electric vehicle fast-charging hub for General Motors’ rideshare platform that also can be used by the public.
Los Angeles-based EVgo, which operates EV fast-charging networks, partnered last year with Maven Gig, General Motors’ platform which provides cars for ride-share drivers. EV networks through the partnership are now operating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix, Boston, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Austin.
“Los Angeles is a testing ground for the latest innovations in zero-emissions technology — and a proving ground for how electric vehicles can be the bedrock of a cleaner transportation network,” Garcetti said. “Angelenos are ready to build a more sustainable future, and these fast-charging hubs will make plugging in and powering up an EV more practical for drivers and ride-share companies alike.”
The Venice Crossroads charging hub at 8985 Venice Blvd. is the third hub for the platform in L.A. and features a total of nine 50 kW EV DC fast chargers, including seven dedicated for Maven Gig members and two chargers available for all EV drivers. The first hub in the network opened in Hollywood last month at the Hollywest Promenade at 5455 Hollywood Blvd.
“For more than two years, the Maven Gig EV fleet has generated over 43 million miles, including over 15 million miles in Los Angeles,” Maven’s Alex Keros said. “Through our partnership with EVgo, we are helping to create collaborative models to advance EV charging infrastructure for both our members and the public.”