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.
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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
Do you want to know what range anxiety is? It’s defined as the fear of running out of battery charge before finding an EV charging station. Automotive makers, government members and specialists say that range anxiety is a large reason to blame for the holdback of drivers to embrace electric cars. The reality is that range anxiety exists, but it also exists regarding fossil-fueled vehicles. The fear of your EV running out of charge is comparable to the feeling of running out of fuel on your regular internal combustion engine car. The main difference is the availability of gas stations over EV charging stations. Ways to combat range anxiety Many drivers are still hesitant to change their conventional vehicle for... Read More
If you’re seriously thinking about switching from your conventional car to an electric one, you’ve probably already asked yourself: “How do you charge an electric car at home?” The first thing to know about how you charge an electric car at home is that the chance to “refill” your electric vehicle at home is an advantage when compared to conventional gas-powered cars. Every EV comes with a standard 110V connection kit, known as a Level 1 charger. They take up to 24 hours to charge a conventional EV battery to its full capacity. So the answer to the question “can you charge an electric car at home?” is yes, of course, you can! Types of electric vehicle chargers There are... Read More
A few years ago, the supply of electric vehicles was poor as their autonomy was not efficient enough to meet the needs of those drivers who used their cars to travel long distances. Although the advantages of electric cars were always taken into account, the drawbacks encountered by users made automobile makers and drivers less interested in this sort of vehicle. The reality of driving electric today is different. The automotive market offers numerous models of vehicles with a variety of shapes and sizes. For example, there are cars with seven or more seats for those drivers who need larger vehicles. With this being said, the advantages of electric cars outweigh the disadvantages that were mentioned in the past: little... Read More