TOP 10 REASONS WHY MASS EV ADOPTION IS INEVITABLE

August 26, 2021 5:13 pm

According to evadoption.com, EV sales are expected to grow from 3.4% of all new auto sales in 2021 to 29.5% in 2030. In fact, they cite several models that forecast explosive growth in EV ownership across the US over the next decade. See the full sales forecasts here complete with bar charts and supporting data: https://evadoption.com/ev-sales/ev-sales-forecasts/. While skeptics might pooh-pooh these projections as overly optimistic, we believe they may actually fall short of the eventual reality. Of course, only time will tell, but below are our top 10 reasons why we believe EVs will be as commonplace as microwaves come 2030. 1) Government Legislation Progressive administrations like Biden’s in DC and Newsom’s in California are championing laws that promote EV... Read More


How many types of electric cars exist and which is best

August 26, 2021 5:05 pm

A few years ago, it was said that electric vehicles were designed for a specific niche. Today we can confirm that the EV revolution has arrived, and more automakers are innovating in this field. Electric cars are becoming more popular every year around the world, which is why you’ve probably wondered what an electric car is, and what types of electric cars exist.  Electric cars are part of what is known as “electric vehicles” or “EVs”. These types of vehicles have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. They use traction battery packs to power the electric motor. Depending on the type of electric car, the motor can either work as an assistance for a traditional internal combustion... Read More


Electric car maintenance: all you need to know!

August 26, 2021 5:04 pm

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is booming, and more people are thinking about switching from gasoline to battery-powered cars. EVs may still cost a little more than conventional cars, but when it comes to electric car maintenance, they tend to be cheaper. Owning an electric car frequently allows its drivers to save money when it comes to long-term maintenance. Keeping an electric car running properly costs less than maintaining a car that uses gasoline because it has fewer components that require a regular visit to the mechanic. For example, changing oil, cooling system flushes and replacing air filters. All in all, electric car maintenance costs one-third of what maintaining a traditional vehicle costs. A bit more information on EV maintenance... Read More


Clean energy using electric cars

August 26, 2021 5:02 pm

Sales of electric vehicles are expected to keep on rising. During the last ten years, humanity has become more aware every day of the damage we’re causing to the environment by using gas-fueled cars. The International Energy Agency foresees that, by 2030, there will be 125 million electric vehicles that use clean energy, owned around the world. Just like going to the movies, skating, or buying our favorite fruits at the supermarket, cars are crucial to our day-to-day life. They take us to meet with family and friends, to our holiday destinations, and to work. That is the main reason why using cars that function with clean energy is so important. By doing so, we contribute less pollution and less... Read More


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

August 26, 2021 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how long does it take to charge an electric car? The answer is probably “yes”. EVs are becoming more popular worldwide, and with that popularity comes a lot of inquiries. Electric vehicle charging time varies depending on the type of electric vehicle charger that is used to do it.  EVs have an electric traction motor that uses the power from a traction battery pack. That battery pack is the one that gets charged and stores the electricity needed by the electric traction motor to function. But, how long does it take to charge an electric car is a hot topic when it comes to talking about EVs. Keep reading to find out more about this. Types... Read More


Installation of the Month (July 2021): LADOT Lot 657

August 17, 2021 3:53 pm

One of our main goals has been to install charging infrastructure in underserved communities, especially urban population centers that are key to our mission of wider EV adoption. Los Angeles is rife with such neighborhoods, where low-income families who wish to participate in the greening of society cry out for cost-effective ways to be part of the solution. Lincoln Heights, one of the oldest sections of the city, is a prime example. The densely populated area boasts numerous Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander groups who have expressed interest in electric mobility, but historically lacked access to the requisite charging stations. Moreover, with a median age of just 24, Lincoln Heights is brimming with younger generation Angelenos who have already embraced... Read More


Dot.LA: West Coast Electric Highway Project Charges Ahead as EVCS Adds Stations

August 14, 2021 11:08 pm

Our latest advances with the West Coast Electric Highway, which we purchased in the summer of 2020, have been skillfully summarized in Zac Estrada’s recent piece for Dot.LA. The article elaborates on our partnership with Oregon’s DOT as we upgrade existing infrastructure to accommodate newer EVs with larger battery packs while simultaneously increasing charging speed. He also mentions new installations we’ve put in the ground along key interstate highway routes and our initiative to add charging ports for electric bikes and scooters. Ultimately, the WCEH will become a linchpin in the quest to facilitate wider EV adoption, not only on the West Coast, but throughout the country. Read Estrada’s entire article below. https://dot.la/evcs-west-coast-electric-highway-2654622933/particle-2 Los Angeles – August 11, 2021 The... Read More


West Coast Electric Highway to Receive Extensive Upgrade from EVCS

August 12, 2021 4:56 pm

44 charging sites in Oregon to be revamped by leading charging station company ARCADIA, Calif. (August XX, 2021) – EV Charging Solutions (EVCS), one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network operators on the West Coast, today announced that they are approved and funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to upgrade 44 and add three new electric vehicle charging stations on the Oregon portion of the original West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH). Eleven of the 47 stations will be called “superstations” and will include three DC fast chargers and one Level 2 AC charger. In all, more than 100 charging ports will be upgraded or added.  This upgrade will replace existing CHAdeMO-only DC fast chargers with new... Read More


EVCS Subscription Plan: The new way to charge your EV

August 5, 2021 5:29 pm

Any driver who is thinking of switching from a gas-powered car to an electric one is probably wondering if the cost of charging an EV is higher than filling up a gas-fueled one. It’s natural to wonder if the EV charging cost is economical long term, so we’ve provided some more background here! It’s important to note that electric cars require much less maintenance than gas-powered vehicles. Electric cars usually run on onboard battery packs, which are used to store the electricity that powers the engine. Electric vehicle batteries must be replenished by connecting the vehicle to a power source, which are usually EV chargers. If you drive regularly, you are likely aware of the prices of the different types... Read More


What are the differences between EV charger types?

August 5, 2021 5:28 pm

Let’s start from the beginning: do you know what we are referring to when we talk about “electric vehicles” (EVs)? An EV, instead of using fossil fuel, uses electricity from many sources to charge an internal battery and run. This energy can come from solar power, nuclear power, etc. To charge those batteries, these EVs use an external source: EV chargers. Continue reading for a breakdown of  various EV charger types. Electric vehicle chargers are labeled into “levels”, not “grades” as is this case with gasoline. Each level describes how fast a charger can charge a battery and is usually defined by the number of kilowatts (kWh) they output. The higher the amount of kWh they discharge, the faster that... Read More