According to a recent article in Forbes, Americans will purchase approximately two million EVs in 2022. Dr. Shelley Francis, co-founder, and director of EVHybridNoire notes that demand is increasing “as public perception of the technology shifts from novelty to mainstream,” thanks primarily to the plethora of new EV models hitting the market and a rapid expansion of infrastructure spearheaded by network operators like EVCS.
Two thousand twenty-one saw a plethora of advancements in the electric mobility space, from a record number of charging installations to innovative new EV models hitting the market to progressive climate legislation that is spurring the sea change away from pollutant-emitting ICEs. Amidst all this, the EVCS team once again looks back at the last 12 months to take stock of our own unique achievements in advancing the goal of a cleaner future.
With so much misinformation out there about EVs and the infrastructure that supports them, we thought we might try something different: a little multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge on the subject. Some of the answers might prove surprising.
If you’re a Californian, this Thanksgiving season brought a lot to be thankful for, notwithstanding both the Rams and Chargers getting shellacked on the road nor the average 24% price increase of frozen turkeys. No, rather we’re referring to the three-year $1.4 billion funding initiative that was quietly approved by the California Energy Commission the week before the feast-filled holiday kicked off. The goal? Close the Golden State’s 2025 infrastructure funding gap and speed up the push toward Governor Newsom’s plan for a zero-emission “autopia.”
President Joe Biden has decided to encourage the manufacture and use of electric vehicles contributing to greater care of the environment. With a zero-emission goal, the Democratic Party proposed a federal EV charger tax credit to help more people choose electric vehicles, businesses to become charging points and automotive makers to go electric too.
When a driver is thinking of changing their gas-fueled car for an electric one, it's normal for fears related to the electric car range to arise. There is a fear of being stranded by running out of battery and not finding an electric charging station near enough and we exist to make that not happen.
Rarely has the progress of a fledgling new industry been so predicated upon passage of legislation as was the clean energy transportation sector with the $1.2 trillion once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure bill that Joe Biden signed into law on Monday. In addition to money for roads, bridges, ports, public transit – you know, all the usual stuff – the Build Back Better bill provides bold new incentives for drivers to go electric, including a $7,500 tax credit for EV buyers through 2026. Cars costing $50,000 or less and trucks, vans and SUVs costing $80,000 or less will qualify.
Los Angeles continues to be the epicenter for America’s green transportation “EV-olution,” and EVCS continues to lead the charge there, having installed over half the city’s publicly accessible non-Tesla charging stations for two years running. According to industry group Veloz, nearly one in 10 new vehicle sales in California are plug-in vehicles – which accounts for 45% of all plug-in vehicle sales nationwide – and that trend is only growing. In our research, many Angelenos cite the increased prevalence of DCFCs as a key reason why owning an EV has become practical, reducing their range anxiety and offering lightning-fast charging options while they shop, eat and play. This further reinforces the idea that greater access to modern charging infrastructure leads to more EVs on the road, especially in underserved areas that are sorely in need of outside economic investment to spur growth.
Every now and then, if you’re lucky, you have the good fortune to engage with a strategic partner who shares your goals, values and vision. With acres of common ground, you effortlessly work hand in hand to advance causes that truly matter to the both of you. For EVCS, Barlow Respiratory Hospital is such a partner – one of those rare facilities that fully embodies our commitment to making the planet a safer, healthier, happier place, one person at a time.
Ten years ago no one would’ve thought that electric vehicles would be in the spotlight. Sales of EVs went up during 2021, reaching their highest ever point. Every year more drivers are willing to give electric cars a chance and wonder how to charge an EV, and where to do it. That’s when single-phase and three-phase power comes into the picture. Electric vehicles use batteries to run and those batteries need to get recharged. Chargers can either use alternate current (AC) or direct current (DC). Alternate current has two classifications: single-phase, where power flows through a single conductor; and three-phase power, in which the power flows through three different conductors. Types of EV chargers When it comes to EV charging,... Read More