According to the United States Department of Energy, a typical EV costs less than $0.04 per mile for fuel compared to about $0.14 per mile for standard combustible engine cars, based on current gasoline prices. Residential electricity customers who drive EVs can now charge their cars, both at home and through eVgo Freedom Stations, for a flat monthly fee, making EV charging simple and affordable.
TXU customer Victoria Craig, who was one of the first to try out the new charging network, says, “Having an EV is a real game changer for us. The convenience of being able to charge the car at home after my daily commute is my favorite thing about it. And, knowing that there are more locations like this one in Dallas and at other locations around town is really exciting. With gas prices hitting nearly four dollars per gallon, we know that the cost savings is also something we’ll enjoy. At the heart of it, though, we love the freedom this gives us to choose what we do with our time, what cars we want to drive, and what we want to pay to power them.”
TXU Energy chairman and CEO, Jim Burke, says, “Now that more EVs are in the market and more charging networks are deploying stations like this new one in Dallas, our customers have real choices and real value that they can embrace, today, in their everyday lives. We think that’s exciting, and we’re glad to support it.”
The new eVgo charging station hosts both the 480 volt DC charger that can add 30 miles of range in as little as ten minutes and a 240 volt Level 2 charger that can add up to 25 miles of range in an hour.
In addition to the broad network of eVgo charging locations planned for Texas, is donating electric vehicle charging infrastructure to the cities, and will fund the cost of the charging station equipment and installation. Additionally, TXU Energy plans to reimburse the cities for the cost of electricity to charge city vehicles for three years.
TXU Energy provides electricity and related services to approximately two million electricity customers in Texas.