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


How a Biden Administration Helps EVCS

November 11, 2020 11:04 pm

For EV enthusiasts generally and EVCS specifically, the election results are cause for great optimism. Joe Biden has shown himself to be a true friend to the electric mobility industry, so we thought we’d outline a few ways a Biden presidency will likely benefit our company, our mission and our customers. Subsidization of EV Infrastructure According to The Detroit News, while at a campaign stop in Toledo, Ohio on October 12th, Biden boasted of plans to create a nationwide “network of 500,000 charging stations” by 2030, primarily along major US highway routes where traditional fueling stations still dominate. He made a similar claim during the first presidential debate. While specifics were hazy, the implication is that federal funding will be... Read More


Top 10 Reasons Why California Needs EVCS

October 28, 2020 11:01 pm

Everyone loves top 10 lists, right? After all, David Letterman made them a perennial staple of his popular late-night program for years until they eventually became one of the most anticipated segments of each episode. Not only were they hysterically funny, but they featured just enough truth that the viewer was able to make a connection with reality. Quite often, these lists were also centered around an important and topical subject. And what’s more topical right now than sustainable energy? Or protecting our environment? So, in the spirit of David Letterman, we thought we’d present the top 10 reasons why the state of California needs EVCS. 10. Climate change has created so many wildfires across the region, the Grumman S-2T... Read More


ETTV interviews Ian Vishnevsky

October 14, 2020 10:58 pm

On Tuesday, October 13th, our co-founder, Ian Vishnevsky, gave an absorbing interview to San Jose-based media platform ETTV America on the EVCS mission and how our recent partnership with Taiwanese software platform Noodoe is helping to advance that mission. ETTV caters primarily to Chinese Americans and boasts tens of thousands of subscribers, many living in our home state of California, who are not only interested in the subject of electric mobility, but have the means and interest to help make it a reality. During the interview, Ian discussed the rationale behind our specific choice of Noodoe as a strategic partner. Ian: We actually did some extensive research before choosing Noodoe, and we feel like Noodoe’s one of those companies that... Read More


Advancements in Fleet Electrification

October 7, 2020 10:51 pm

We’ve noticed a number of positive trends in the area of fleet, bus and medium- to heavy-duty vehicle electrification recently. While environmental issues may be of significant concern to EV drivers, businesses are still focusing first and foremost on their bottom lines. Thankfully, several case studies have emerged that demonstrate the significant cost savings of owning an electric vehicle fleet versus a diesel-powered one, which speaks directly to cost-conscious business owners. Southern California Edison (SCE), which has put out several of these studies, has also been heavily promoting their Charge Ready Program, which subsidizes EV installation for any California business that allows for lengthy vehicle dwell time (such as fleet operators and trucking companies). In fact, the program has been... Read More


California Mandates Progress on Electric Mobility

October 1, 2020 10:49 pm

Last week, governor Gavin Newsom made major headlines when he announced through executive order that California will prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035 – just 15 years away. Additional regulations will call for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to be carbon-neutral by 2045. For those of us who have been decrying the slow transition from pollutant-emitting internal combustion engines to more efficient ones powered by zero-emission lithium-ion batteries, it was welcomed news. California is by far the largest vehicle market in the country, meaning such a mandate will effectively force auto manufacturers to start reshaping the future of vehicle production now. Moreover, the Golden State is already home to more EV’s than any other, making... Read More


Electrifying West Coast Travel

September 22, 2020 10:30 pm

When we bought the Oregon and Washington State legs of the West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) earlier this summer, our goal was to promote the idea of responsible mobility by providing a carbon-neutral infrastructure that allowed EV drivers greater freedom of range in their travels. We hoped this would be welcomed news during a time when so many other distractions were dominating the news cycle. But as the pandemic persisted and the effects of the lockdown continued to ravage local economies, we realized that our contiguous network of DC fast chargers might serve another equally noble if somewhat unintended purpose: to facilitate much-needed tourism activity at some of the Pacific Northwest’s most picturesque points of interest.  Environmentally friendly forms of... Read More


Moving Forward Act: Helping us help you

August 25, 2020 10:28 pm

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? On July 1st, the House of Representatives passed the H.R.2 – Moving Forward Act sponsored by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that, we’re pleased to say, boasts numerous policies intended to advance the cause of electric mobility. The 2,300-page behemoth is a bit of a mish-mash, so we’ve taken the liberty of going through it ourselves and summarizing the parts that are most critical to the EVCS mission. Here are some ways the bill benefits us and our clients: – Encourages the creation of new charging infrastructure. Several provisions authorize the establishment of added incentives that we can utilize, not only to increase charging installations, but also to do... Read More