EVCS, ODOT and Gov. Kate Brown Celebrate The Completion of First Phase Upgrades to West Coast Electric Highway

May 24, 2022 10:10 pm

LOS ANGELES – May 24, 2022 -- EV Charging Solutions (EVCS), one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operators on the West Coast, today celebrated the highly anticipated completion of first phase upgrades to Oregon’s portion of the West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH). In partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the upgrades highlight the first of many upcoming milestones for EVCS as they invest in rapid expansion of their West Coast DC fast charging network. Spanning from the Canadian border to Southern California, the WCEH segment in Oregon will reach 69 chargers upon its targeted completion in early 2023, providing charging capability for all compatible EVs on the road.


How the Ukrainian Crisis Could Affect the EV Market

March 7, 2022 7:00 pm

As the conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate, concerns over how a prolonged incursion may affect global markets has become a frequent topic of discussion, even as major world powers issue a raft of sanctions against Russia in an effort to end the conflict sooner. There are certain to be ramifications for the EV industry specifically as a consequence of the dispute, some of which we’re already starting to see, although their duration and severity are still in question. Here are some of the most prominent.


A Barrage of New EV Models Requires More Infrastructure

January 12, 2022 6:55 pm

According to a recent article in Forbes, Americans will purchase approximately two million EVs in 2022. Dr. Shelley Francis, co-founder, and director of EVHybridNoire notes that demand is increasing “as public perception of the technology shifts from novelty to mainstream,” thanks primarily to the plethora of new EV models hitting the market and a rapid expansion of infrastructure spearheaded by network operators like EVCS.


2021: A YEAR IN REVIEW

December 28, 2021 6:45 pm

Two thousand twenty-one saw a plethora of advancements in the electric mobility space, from a record number of charging installations to innovative new EV models hitting the market to progressive climate legislation that is spurring the sea change away from pollutant-emitting ICEs. Amidst all this, the EVCS team once again looks back at the last 12 months to take stock of our own unique achievements in advancing the goal of a cleaner future.


What New $1.4B CEC Funding Means to California

December 1, 2021 7:41 pm

If you’re a Californian, this Thanksgiving season brought a lot to be thankful for, notwithstanding both the Rams and Chargers getting shellacked on the road nor the average 24% price increase of frozen turkeys. No, rather we’re referring to the three-year $1.4 billion funding initiative that was quietly approved by the California Energy Commission the week before the feast-filled holiday kicked off. The goal? Close the Golden State’s 2025 infrastructure funding gap and speed up the push toward Governor Newsom’s plan for a zero-emission “autopia.”


America’s going green: federal EV charger tax credit

December 1, 2021 5:47 pm

President Joe Biden has decided to encourage the manufacture and use of electric vehicles contributing to greater care of the environment. With a zero-emission goal, the Democratic Party proposed a federal EV charger tax credit to help more people choose electric vehicles, businesses to become charging points and automotive makers to go electric too.


New EV Tax Incentives Will Drive Infrastructure Growth

November 22, 2021 9:31 pm

Rarely has the progress of a fledgling new industry been so predicated upon passage of legislation as was the clean energy transportation sector with the $1.2 trillion once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure bill that Joe Biden signed into law on Monday. In addition to money for roads, bridges, ports, public transit – you know, all the usual stuff – the Build Back Better bill provides bold new incentives for drivers to go electric, including a $7,500 tax credit for EV buyers through 2026. Cars costing $50,000 or less and trucks, vans and SUVs costing $80,000 or less will qualify.


INSTALLATIONS OF THE MONTH (NOVEMBER 2021): LADOT LOTS 628 & 639

November 15, 2021 8:33 pm

Los Angeles continues to be the epicenter for America’s green transportation “EV-olution,” and EVCS continues to lead the charge there, having installed over half the city’s publicly accessible non-Tesla charging stations for two years running. According to industry group Veloz, nearly one in 10 new vehicle sales in California are plug-in vehicles – which accounts for 45% of all plug-in vehicle sales nationwide – and that trend is only growing. In our research, many Angelenos cite the increased prevalence of DCFCs as a key reason why owning an EV has become practical, reducing their range anxiety and offering lightning-fast charging options while they shop, eat and play. This further reinforces the idea that greater access to modern charging infrastructure leads to more EVs on the road, especially in underserved areas that are sorely in need of outside economic investment to spur growth.


EVCS to Bring Free Electric Vehicle Charging to the West Coast Electric Highway

October 1, 2021 8:47 pm

EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network owner operators on the West Coast, today announced that starting in October 2021, EV owners can enjoy free charging at West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) charging stations in Oregon and Washington until upgrades on the network are completed in late 2021/early 2022.