Installation of the Month (March 2021): The Elysian

February 15, 2021 5:18 pm

EVCS continues to put charging stations in the ground at a record-setting pace, further proving that the notion of responsible mobility is gaining momentum with SoCal motorists. We’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve been able to do over the past couple years, which has simultaneously benefitted countless individuals (with cheaper modes of transport), businesses (with new revenue models), and the environment (with cleaner air quality). Moreover, many of our newer sites are residential buildings, making EV ownership more of a practical reality for tens of thousands of Californians who have otherwise been apprehensive about cutting the cord with ICE vehicles. As such, our featured site for March is The Elysian apartment building, a mid-century architectural marvel located in LA’s... Read More


Installation of the Month (February 2021): Hollywood & Highland

February 4, 2021 6:44 pm

In the movie Spider-man, Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The phrase, which came to be known as the “Peter Parker Principle,” is just as true today as it was 20 years ago when the movie first premiered. And just as Peter took seriously his newfound powers, we take seriously our responsibility to facilitate broader access to vehicle electrification options – quite literally the “great power” here is the electricity that keeps EVs moving. We also understand the power of movies and television to convey the importance of electric mobility, be it through information, entertainment or influence marketing. As such, Hollywood has become a tremendous partner in advancing the EVCS mission. That is why, this... Read More


5 Key Values That Define Our Company

January 27, 2021 5:45 pm

EVCS was founded with one very simple goal in mind – namely, incentivizing the mass adoption of safer, cleaner, more cost-effective modes of transportation through innovative and accessible electric mobility solutions. In other words, create a reliable EV charging network that’s affordable, ubiquitous and environmentally friendly. A Herculean achievement to be sure. (Just ask the many companies who have tried and failed.) And yet we’ve already made monumental strides in improving air quality while simultaneously reducing economic burdens for millions of commuters. So then, to what do we credit our steadfast success? In a word, values. We maintain a set of five core values that place the customer at the heart of everything we do. Responsibility This word encompasses a... Read More


Installation of the Month (January 2021): Barlow Respiratory Hospital

January 20, 2021 5:21 pm

While 2021 brings hope and promise for greater widespread adoption of electric mobility, a quick glance at our portfolio reminds us of all the headway we’ve already made toward that end. Last year, we seized on positive customer sentiment and abundant fiscal opportunities in the green energy space, allowing us to become one of the top installers of EV charging infrastructure in the State of California (with 500+ installations completed and counting). As such, we thought it might be worthwhile to share some of these installations with you – a new success story each month – so that you can see firsthand the favorable strides we’re making toward a carbon-neutral future. This month, we feature Barlow Respiratory Hospital, located at... Read More


2020: A Year in Review

December 17, 2020 1:42 pm

Two thousand twenty has been a year of undeniable adversity, but also one of remarkable achievement. A year of firsts and hopefully a few lasts. A time of toil and tribulation, but also of triumph. For genuine success is partly defined by our ability to hurdle those implacable obstacles that make the result so noteworthy in the first place. Now, as the EVCS team looks back on this unusual year, we take stock of our unique achievements that made 2020 one for the books. Financial Strength Despite government-mandated shutdowns and prolonged work interruptions, we are on track to end 2020 – our second full year of operation – in profit. Moreover, we increased revenue over last year by a substantial... Read More


Electrification Progress in the Age of COVID

December 11, 2020 1:37 pm

It’s pretty clear that vaccine or no, COVID will be here for a while, and with it the new normal of face masks, social distancing, telecommuting and (consequently) less road travel. While some might view this with trepidation, we see it as an opportunity. Since the earliest weeks of the pandemic, major metro areas like Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago – those with large reductions in automobile traffic – immediately began seeing improvements in air quality, according to articles in the New York Times and Washington Post. More recent, an NPR story noted ozone pollution has decreased as much as 15% in many of these places. It seems an unintended consequence of the lockdown has been to accelerate the transition... Read More


Commentary on Geotab’s 2020 EV Fleet Trends Article – Part II

December 3, 2020 1:50 am

Two weeks ago, we published part one of our commentary on Geotab’s in-depth article, “Electric Vehicle Trends 2020: Top 6 Factors Impacting Fleet Electrification” (https://www.geotab.com/white-paper/electric-vehicle-trends/). Again, the idea was to assess whether each of the trends were evolving as Geotab predicted and, if so, how EVCS was responding to them in the marketplace. Below are the final three trends referenced and our thoughts on each. (4) Increase in public charger availability and capacity The Prediction: The assertion here is two-fold: first, that investment in charging infrastructure across the US between 2017 and 2027 will reach $3.5 billion – significant enough to achieve the IEA’s forecast of one public charger for every 10 EVs – and, two, that these chargers will... Read More


Things We’re Grateful For…

November 23, 2020 1:43 am

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we felt like this might be a good time to take stock of what we’re grateful for this year. Gratitude, after all, is a vitally important attribute, and yet one that can be so easily left by the wayside, especially in a trying year like 2020. But each passing day brings new opportunities, and recent events (several of which we’ve covered in past blogs) have made us very optimistic for the future. So, without further ado, here are a handful of things that really got EVCS’s gratitude motor humming recently. The Moving Forward Act This massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill passed the House this summer, and despite Senate opposition, has a 91% chance of... Read More


Commentary on Geotab’s 2020 EV Fleet Trends Article – Part I

November 19, 2020 5:31 pm

At the beginning of this year, Geotab published a very interesting white paper titled “Electric Vehicle Trends 2020: Top 6 Factors Impacting Fleet Electrification.” (The piece can be found in its entirety here: https://www.geotab.com/white-paper/electric-vehicle-trends/) Now that we’re approaching the end of 2020, we thought it might be useful to go back through the assertions made in the paper to determine (1) whether the trends are evolving as Geotab predicted, and (2) if so, how EVCS is able to address those trends, including the targeting of customer pain points. Below are the first three trends referenced out of the six and our thoughts on each. (1) The EV price tag will continue to drop as battery costs fall The Prediction: The... Read More