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


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


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


Is Policy Action Alone Enough to Reach Net Zero by 2050?

July 19, 2021 8:03 pm

Recently, BloombergNEF published a telling article titled, “Electric Vehicle Sales Set to Rise Faster Than Ever, but More Policy Action Needed to Get on Track for Net Zero.” The author raises many interesting observations about where we are now in the transition to electric mobility; where we’re projected to be in 10, 20 and even 30 years based on current trajectories; and what we need to do if we’re going to be net zero by 2050. In short, the driving theme of the article seems to be that further government policies will be required to spur innovation, adoption and acceptance of EV technology. And while we certainly agree that this is a crucial factor, it fails to highlight the equal... Read More


Auto Trends Magazine: Occhiuzzo Debunks 4 Misconceptions Surrounding EV Fast Charging Stations

July 16, 2021 12:37 am

Our co-founder and CEO, Gustavo Occhiuzzo, is quickly emerging as a thought leader in the world of electric mobility, becoming someone stakeholders can count on to demystify obscurities and address falsehoods surrounding the installation and application of charging infrastructure. Like any new technology, resistance to adoption is often based on fallacious notions, some of which may be perpetrated by those with a financial interest in competing technologies. Therefore, countering such notions with facts is crucial if both drivers and site hosts are to make an informed decision about EV adoption. Occhiuzzo most recently addressed four of the biggest misconceptions surrounding chargers in the article below for Auto Trends Magazine. Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2021 Every industry is guaranteed... Read More


“Who’s Saving the Planet?” Podcast Interviews Gustavo Occhiuzzo

June 30, 2021 4:13 pm

EVCS co-founder and CEO Gustavo Occhiuzzo recently spoke on the “Who’s Saving the Planet?” podcast about the electric mobility revolution and what we as a company are doing to help realize a truly carbon-neutral future. During the conversation with hosts Anthony Noto and Jessica Miles, Occhiuzzo made several critical points that help listeners understand where we are now in that mission, the obstacles we face, what EVCS has done to overcome those obstacles, and what we can do better as a global community. Here are some of the most prescient points: Committing to Electric Occhiuzzo points out that approximately 20% of drivers who have owned hybrid electric or full electric vehicles in the past subsequently reverted back to gasoline-powered vehicles.... Read More


Installation of the Month (June 2021): Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown

June 21, 2021 5:22 pm

The ability to travel is something many of us take for granted. Our Interstate Highway System allows us to freely traverse state boundaries – to go wherever we choose whenever we choose – from the snow-capped Colorado Rockies to the soupy Everglade swamplands to the historic lighthouses of coastal New England. However, EV drivers are more acutely aware of their travel limitations because many areas of the country have yet to adopt pro-electric infrastructure policies, often leaving them with few ground-travel options other than ICE vehicles. We knew getting more Americans to embrace the electric revolution would require buy-in from the hospitality industry. As such, much of our focus has gone toward hotels that, by serving as site hosts for... Read More