MGE to Build Electric Vehicle Charging Hub
Our regulated utility subsidiary, Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), plans to install an electric vehicle (EV) charging hub in downtown Madison. The fast-charging hub will offer EV drivers convenient charging on the go. The City of Madison has approved the project, which will be located at the intersection of South Livingston Street and the 700 block of East Washington Avenue.
MGE will install high-speed chargers to serve eight stalls. With power levels up to 350 kilowatts, the chargers will be some of the most powerful EV chargers in the Midwest. In addition, Tesla will be installing eight Superchargers.
“The charging hub will complement ongoing redevelopment in the area while also helping to meet the growing demand for EV infrastructure in this location,” said MGE’s Debbie Branson, Manager of Electrification.
Features of the hub include:
- Delivering a charge in as little as 20 minutes. DC Fast Chargers are one of the fastest-charging options available. Charging times vary by vehicle and by installation, but four stalls at the hub will provide approximately 12 to 18 miles of range per minute – that means a 300-mile-range vehicle can charge to 80% in about 20 minutes.
- Providing a convenient location. The hub will help meet the fueling needs of businesses with EVs, including ridesharing and taxi fleets. It also will support EV drivers who live in nearby apartments and condos without access to charging stations at home.
- Syncing with redevelopment efforts. Providing a public charging hub helps meet the charging needs of residents and business owners in adjacent neighborhoods and supports sustainable practices.
- Helping Madison meet carbon reduction goals. Electrification of the transportation sector is a key strategy to reduce carbon. Providing access to fast EV charging will help reduce carbon emissions.
MGE continues to finalize construction plans for the hub, which is expected to be operational this year.