EVgo Inc. and Camden-based Subaru of America Inc. are giving SUV buyers another incentive to go electric.
As part of a commercial agreement announced Nov. 18, drivers of the 2023 Solterra EV SUV will be given the option to receive a $400 charging credit on the EVgo public fast-charging network or a home charger installation credit.
“With the upcoming deliveries of the Solterra, we wanted to help provide a seamless ownership experience for drivers, and we knew that EVgo provided a strong platform for our customers,” Robert Brennan, Subaru’s electric vehicle sales strategy manager, said in a statement. “Our collaboration with EVgo to offer a $400 EVgo charging credit gives our drivers more confidence in their transition to electric and the ability to choose the charging option that best fits their lifestyle.”
Los Angeles-based EVgo has more than 850 fast-charging locations, serving more than 60 metro areas in more than 30 states. In fact, the newly renovated Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield debuted one of these stations Nov. 14.
“Subaru and EVgo share a commitment to delivering first-in-class customer experiences and combatting climate change,” said Jonathan Levy, EVgo’s chief commercial officer. “It’s a natural fit for Subaru and EVgo to bring Solterra drivers a convenient and reliable charging experience on EVgo’s network as they start their electric journey.”
The incentive aligns with Gov. Phil Murphy’s Energy Master Plan, which set a goal for the state to reach 100% clean energy by 2050.
Subaru of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corp. of Japan. Its Camden headquarters is a zero-landfill office, and all Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill plants. The company says its Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.