Site Review: EVgo, Newark “Ultium Ready”

From News Coulomb.

This EVgo site in Newark, California is the second "Ultium Ready" site that I’ve been able to review. This site features four DC fast chargers, with two 350 kW Signet units and two 100 kW Delta units. The site is located in the same facility as an Electrify America charging site, and it is located near a number of amenities.

During this video, I do call out some issues with the hardware, as the Delta chargers don’t have an obvious RFID reader (and if they do, the one I attempted to use wasn’t working), and the Signet chargers take an excessively long time to activate and start providing power. These are both issues that EVgo needs to address, and in the case of the Signet chargers, those long activations affect Electrify America as well.