Construction Underway for MGE EV Fast Charger Hub
Our utility subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), continues to advance sustainable transportation with construction of a new electric vehicle (EV) fast charging hub in the heart of the city’s Capitol East District. One of the first of its kind in Wisconsin, the charging hub located at East Washington Avenue and South Livingston Street is expected to begin serving EV drivers later this year.
"Our new fast charging hub will provide convenient EV charging—powered by renewable energy—for nearby apartment and condo dwellers and single-family households, commuters, taxi and ridesharing services as well as EV fleet vehicles that travel a gateway to our capital city," said Debbie Branson, MGE Manager of Electrification. "Electrification is a key strategy for reducing carbon emissions and achieving net-zero carbon electricity by mid-century. Quick and easy EV charging will help to enable the growth of cleaner, more sustainable transportation options."
About the fast charger hub
MGE will install high-speed chargers to serve eight stalls at the site. With power levels up to 350 kilowatts, the hub will feature some of the most powerful EV chargers in the Midwest. These chargers will support charging for EVs with even larger batteries and greater driving ranges in the future while serving EV models with smaller batteries. Through a partnership with Tesla, the electric car maker also will install eight Superchargers. Charger installation will continue into the fall.
Electrification of transportation key to deep carbon reductions
In May 2019, MGE announced its goal of net-zero carbon electricity by 2050, making it one of the first utilities in the nation to commit to net-zero carbon by mid-century. To achieve deep decarbonization, MGE is growing its use of renewable energy, engaging customers around energy efficiency and working to electrify transportation, all of which are key strategies identified by climate experts.