TXU Energy, the retail electric provider for the largest number of Texans, plans to enable its customers to access the eVgoSM Network, a network of charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) announced today in Houston.
As a retail electric provider, TXU Energy's participation in the eVgo network will mean its customers can access the full benefits of eVgo's simple 'flat fee' approach for charging their vehicles. Whether it's at home or through eVgo's broad network of charging stations, TXU Energy customers would have confidence that they can power their electric vehicle throughout Houston.
The eVgo Network is the nation's first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle "ecosystem" as announced today by NRG Energy in Houston. It includes plans for a network of home and public charging stations throughout the greater Houston area. Public stations would be conveniently located along major freeways, in key shopping and business districts, at popular retailers, and other parking areas. These services would be provided for a flat monthly fee, making EV charging simple, affordable and predictable for a lower cost per mile compared to gasoline.
TXU Energy, an advocate of electric vehicle adoption, recently announced a significant gift of electric vehicle charging infrastructure to help pave the way for electric vehicle adoption in the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.
"We're seeing great customer interest in the benefits of electric vehicles, and our goal is to help customers embrace these benefits," said Jim Burke, CEO of TXU Energy. "We believe the eVgo Network, combined with our own efforts, will provide customers who are looking at an electric vehicle peace of mind and eliminate range anxiety."
"The Texas electric market is all about choice, so we want our customers to have access to simple, efficient and environmentally friendly options. It's just one way we meet our customer's needs as well as the needs of the communities we serve."
"Electric vehicles are a clean and efficient form of transportation. From a fuel cost perspective, it's like being able to buy gasoline for your car at about 75 cents per gallon," Burke continued.
Customers can get enrollment information for the eVgo network and other details at evgonetwork.com.
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