Toyota bZ4X EV to Get Free Year of Charging from EVgo

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After Toyota unveiled the bZ4X electric crossover SUV, set to debut this spring, the automaker is apparently offering free charging to buyers of the electric vehicle (EV).

Toyota is partnering with charging network EVgo to offer a free year of charging for bZ4X buyers, according to Automotive News.

EVgo has deployed over 800 DC fast-charging stations, as well as thousands of Level 2 charging stations across over 35 states and 68 metro areas.

In a statement, Toyota Motor North America Vice President for EV Charging Christopher Yang said, “The arrival of our all-electric bZ4X marks an important step in our commitment towards electrifying 70 percent of our fleet by 2030. We want our bZ4X customers to enjoy a high-quality ownership experience that is as seamless and worry-free as possible.”

Yang continued, “Collaborating with EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast-charging network, will help provide bZ4X owners with access to a fast, reliable charge where and when they need it.”

The Toyota bZ4X is set to have up to 250 miles of range per charge, and it will be Toyota’s first of many EVs to come.

Last year, a report showed that Toyota had silently been lobbying against EVs in Washington D.C., with the automaker still holding out hope for its hydrogen-based vehicles.