Wall Street Journal Piece Brings Up Questions… And We Answer

June 14, 2021 4:37 pm

Stephen Wilmot’s recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Investors Look for an EV Charge,” debates the merits of investing in EV infrastructure, admitting that while chargers likely make for better investments than cars, the sector still holds many potential pitfalls that should be considered before jumping in. While that may be true, many of the examples backing up this assertion cite the business models of the largest EV installers in the country while failing to consider what less visible but faster-growing companies like EVCS are doing to mitigate such risks. Below are a few quotes from the article and our thoughts on them, including how we’re different. “Charging-related companies should benefit from EV adoption, whichever vehicles dominate.” This is... Read More


Green Lodging News: EVCS Fast Charging Network to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

June 4, 2021 9:19 pm

A recent article about EVCS in the Energy Management section of Green Lodging News focused on two key areas that set us apart from our competitors: 1) our no-cost turnkey solution that allows site hosts to tap a rapidly evolving new revenue source, and 2) the fact that our charging network will now be powered completely by renewable energy like wind and solar. With more voices calling for clean and green solutions across the entire electrification process, we saw an opportunity to lead the field in not only advancing the case for EVs, but also the way that they’re powered. See the full article below for more details on how we’ve been able to accomplish this groundbreaking feat. Arcadia, CA... Read More


Commentary on EV Industry Profitability Claims

May 25, 2021 4:47 pm

In a recent Driving.ca article titled “EV-Charging Industry is Doing Everything Except Making Money,” author David R. Baker makes a compelling argument that the EV infrastructure sector is a revenue desert, essentially incapable of generating enough cash flow to sustain profitability due to a lack of interest from motorists. “The dilemma boils down to demand,” he states, before adding that “lots of people still driving gasoline-powered cars won’t consider going electric until they see charging stations widely deployed.” In many ways, he’s right. As of 2020, market share of EVs in the US stood at less than 2%. And while this is nearly triple what it was just five years prior, it still accounts for a small overall number of... Read More


Installation of the Month (May 2021): LADOT Lot 656

May 19, 2021 5:13 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) notes on its website that ICE vehicles are one of the city’s top contributors to air pollution, accounting for 19% of all greenhouse gas emissions, before proclaiming, “We can do better… We’re investing in public transit, testing new technology, and adopting mobility innovations for a cleaner environment and brighter future.” At first, it might just sound like flowery rhetoric, but we can personally attest to that commitment. Starting in 2019, LADOT partnered with us to install DCFCs at 57 city-owned lots, with almost 30% of those installations now completed. This alliance has been integral in promoting our goal of zero-emission mobility in the City of Angels by facilitating greater access to infrastructure. It’s... Read More


Addressing Pain Points in Creating EV Infrastructure

May 17, 2021 5:33 pm

A recent GovTech.com article titled “How Biden Plans to Build 500 EV Charging Stations” discusses the President’s goals for creating a nationwide network of 500,000 such installations by 2030. (See the complete article here: https://www.govtech.com/transportation/biden-plans-to-build-500-ev-charging-stations#:~:text=President%20Joe%20Biden%20has%20proposed,charging%20stations%20nationwide%20by%202030) While it does a smart job laying out many of the pain points we face in facilitating EV adoption, the mention of solutions was far less prevalent, and ones that were mentioned seemed speculative or tenuous. However, over the last three years, EVCS has already taken the lead in addressing many of these challenge areas, allowing us to dominate the installation market across the West Coast. Below are specific obstacles mentioned in the article that many believe are hampering widespread EV adoption along with ways... Read More


Spectrum News: SoCal Company Looks to Meet Growing Need for EV Charging Stations

May 14, 2021 12:13 am

Recently, our CEO and co-founder, Gustavo Occhiuzzo, was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment titled “Inside the Issues” with Alex Cohen. He was able to not only convey the challenges we face as we work toward a more electric future, but also the strides EVCS has already made in addressing those challenges as well as some of our most significant achievements. Examples include our deal with LADOT to install DC fast chargers at 57 city-owned lots, our doubling of non-Tesla chargers in LA since last year alone, and the fact that EVCS has become one of the largest and fastest growing installers of EV charging stations on the West Coast in less than three years. See the interview clip... Read More


Recap of “Today, Explained” Podcast: It’s Electric!

May 4, 2021 4:57 pm

Recently, we listened to Vox’s Umair Irfan discuss on his Today, Explained podcast how Norway has been trailblazing in the world of electric mobility and what strides the US can make to follow suit. We not only found the episode a fascinating exploration of how our Scandinavian friends serve as both innovators and motivators, but it elucidated ways in which EVCS can and has been working toward similar goals within the US. Below are some of the key takeaways from the podcast as well as how it relates to what we’re doing here and now. Fossil Fuel Funds Norway has been appropriating funds generated from fossil fuel usage to perpetuate further adoption of renewable energies. The nation of 3.5 million... Read More


Newswire Press Release: EVCS Fast Charging Network to Use 100% Renewable Energy

April 30, 2021 4:45 pm

One of the most common criticisms foisted on the electric mobility industry is that EVs are not technically carbon neutral since the electricity needed to power them is generated through fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas. This argument is not without merit and presents those of us in the EV infrastructure sector with yet another lofty goal – true carbon neutrality through electrical grids powered by renewable energy sources like wind and solar. And our most recent press release discusses how we at EVCS are doing just that. ARCADIA, Calif., April 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) EVCS, one of the largest fast charger operators on the West Coast, proudly announced today it has contracted 100% renewable energy to power its entire... Read More


Defining the Customer Experience

April 22, 2021 4:54 pm

Delivering a positive customer experience isn’t just a part of our company philosophy; it’s the most important part. It’s not just a box to be checked on survey forms, but a core element that composes the metaphoric I-beams of everything we build. It drives our policies and procedures, our innovations, the solutions we offer, and the overall attitude of our team. The EVCS customer experience means making sure that both site hosts and drivers know they’re getting the very best products, services and support when it comes to their electric mobility needs. Here are just a few key ways we’ve manifested that superior experience. End-to-End Solutions Businesses that are interested in hosting charging stations shouldn’t have to fill in the... Read More


Newswire Press Release: EVCS Secures Credit Facility with Macquarie Group

April 16, 2021 11:29 pm

We recently employed PR firm Firecracker to help us get the word out about all of the wonderful things EVCS is doing to make an all-electric future a reality. One major step toward this goal was our securing a credit facility that would allow for accelerated expansion of EV infrastructure, giving us confidence that the financial support required would be available when we needed it. Our PR team then went to work, drafting the following press release that outlines the particulars of this momentous achievement: ARCADIA, Calif., April 15, 2021 (Newswire.com) EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operators on the U.S. West Coast, today announced that it has closed a credit facility with the Commodity and... Read More