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


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

August 26, 2021 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how long does it take to charge an electric car? The answer is probably “yes”. EVs are becoming more popular worldwide, and with that popularity comes a lot of inquiries. Electric vehicle charging time varies depending on the type of electric vehicle charger that is used to do it.  EVs have an electric traction motor that uses the power from a traction battery pack. That battery pack is the one that gets charged and stores the electricity needed by the electric traction motor to function. But, how long does it take to charge an electric car is a hot topic when it comes to talking about EVs. Keep reading to find out more about this. Types... Read More


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


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


Benefits of installing an EVCS charging point for your business

August 5, 2021 5:27 pm

An electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle powered by electricity that’s stored in a battery pack within the EV. Electric vehicles are important to the environment since they are zero-emission, which contributes to slowing climate change and global warming. By becoming an EV charging business, you are contributing positively to this change: both the environment and you will benefit. To encourage the shift from fossil-fueled cars to electric cars, drivers need to feel confident that they’ll find public charging stations wherever they go. That’s why turning your business into an EV charging business is important. In addition, at EVCS we offer everything you need to make sure it’ll work properly and be convenient for you. You’ll offer Level 2 and... 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


Thoughts on Regional EV Preparedness

November 4, 2020 11:02 pm

On October 27th, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) published a piece that discussed some of the major obstacles to EV adoption in regions outside major cities and what trailblazing municipal leaders are doing to alleviate them. According to author Jimmy Gilman, “it’s well known which cities contain large numbers of EV charging stations, [so] we analyzed the development of EV charging infrastructure in the areas surrounding major cities to determine their regional preparedness for an increasing number of EVs” (emphasis ours). RMI wound up evaluating and scoring 60 major metropolitan areas using a variety of criteria, including how many chargers resided within 20 miles of the city center, the number of chargers within five miles of the cities’ top day-trip destinations,... 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