The partnership will require Alpheus to transition its fleet of service vehicles to plug-in electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids and also consider providing various incentives for employees who acquire an EV for commuting purposes.

The commitment from Alpheus, which represents an important part of the high-tech future of the Texas economy with its broadband infrastructure and networking knowledge, to facilitate greater usage of EVs in their operations is expected to drive EV acceptance.

The eVgo network of electric vehicle charging stations, which will provide an affordable ‘work-and-away’ fueling package to Houston EV users, will be located along major freeways, in key shopping and business districts, and at popular retailers across Harris County.

Alpheus Communications president Kent Major said that the company is pleased to support NRG’s effort to promote EVs, practical, affordable electric vehicle models, supported by a comprehensive network of eVgo charging stations will lower both its operating cost and emissions profile.