Rove to Build First-of-its-Kind Full-Service EV Charging Centers in Southern California

Rove, a developer of full-service electric vehicle (EV) charging centers, confirms plans to build six locations in Southern California starting in 2023.

Rove will set a new standard in EV charging with a premium, customer-centric experience. Focused on fast, smart, and reliable charging, each Rove will host 40 ultra-fast, direct-current fast chargers (DCFC), capable of reaching speeds up to 350 kW – making a full charge possible in as little as 15 minutes.

Unlike other stations, Rove will offer a full-service experience that includes onsite amenities. Centers will feature a market with all-natural and organic meals and grocery options, car wash, pristine restrooms, free Wi-Fi, lounge, and patio.

“Fast. Safe. Reliable. These are all things EV charging should be but isn’t. We plan to change that,” said Rove CEO and long-time EV owner Nathan McDonnell. “Our goal is to raise the bar by providing fast charging, clean amenities, and onsite support. At Rove, we’re putting the customer first.”

Committed to environmental sustainability, Rove’s full-service charging centers are designed to enable the use of renewable energy. By integrating onsite solar panels and battery storage, sites will
supplement the use of electricity from the grid during peak times and support more sustainable energy use.

“Nathan and his team have re-imagined the electric vehicle charging experience,” said Mark Longstreth, Partner at Newlight Partners, a private investment firm that made an initial investment in Rove in 2021.“We are proud to support Rove’s continued momentum to expand charging access and accelerate the transition of our vehicle fleet to clean and renewable energy.”

Rove plans to open 20 locations by 2026, starting with centers in Corona, Santa Ana, and Costa Mesa, California. For more information about Rove and its upcoming centers, visit

About Rove

Rove is a full-service charging station operator in Southern California on a mission to make charging electric vehicles (EV) fast, safe, and reliable. Using a customer-centric approach, Rove plans to build EV charging stations that transform EV charging and encourages EV ownership. Each location will host more than 40 direct-current fast chargers (DCFC), an onsite market, a car wash, a 24/7 lounge, a dog walk, and restrooms. For more information, please visit

About Newlight Partners LP

Newlight Partners LP is a control-oriented growth equity investment firm that builds businesses in partnership with founders and exceptional management teams. The Newlight team has been investing together since 2005, originally as the Strategic Investments Group at Soros Fund Management LLC (Soros), and now as Newlight after the team’s spin-out from Soros in 2018. Newlight’s thematic investment approach focuses on marketplace opportunities in rapidly growing subsectors. Newlight currently has over $5 billion in capital commitments and assets under management. For more information, please visit