Analysis of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 1, 2021 8:32 pm

President Biden finally held his first official press conference last Thursday, March 25th, wherein he addressed his $2.2 trillion infrastructure bill, albeit from a high level that was light on details. What we do know is that the legislation will include $174 billion dedicated specifically to incentivizing EV manufacturing, the building of charging networks, tax credits for EV purchasers, and the development of alternative fuel technologies. The goal, Biden says, is to have a minimum of 500,000 EV charging stations installed across the country by 2030. While the cause is noble, CNBC reporter Michael Wayland notes that government support alone may be insufficient to build the infrastructure necessary to spur such an electric revolution, especially in less than a decade.... Read More


Build GREEN Act: Why This Gets Us Charged Up

March 25, 2021 5:43 pm

It can sometimes be difficult to wade through the flurry of sustainable energy bills being proposed in Congress. Several of them are in various stages of the legislative process at any one time, and many never make it out of committee. However, the recently announced Build GREEN Act seems destined for the President’s desk at some point soon, as it comes during a time when crumbling infrastructure and the need to create jobs has become a priority for the current administration. It also has the backing of five powerful progressives in Congress – Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) along with House Reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Andrew Levin (D-MI). What is the Build GREEN... Read More


6 Reasons Why America Needs EVCS

March 15, 2021 4:52 pm

EVCS has come a long way over a short time. In less than three years, we’ve taken a vision by company co-founders Gustavo Occhiuzzo and Ian Vishnevsky – one that incentivizes responsible mobility through increased access to charging infrastructure – and built upon it. We’ve partnered with state and local DOTs, developed advanced management software, pioneered affordable subscription charging plans, streamlined project installation processes, and reduced financial downsides while maximizing upsides for site owners, just to name a few. These momentous strides have, incidentally, given us the opportunity to assess America’s transportation sector in real detail, allowing us greater insight into why the EVCS vision is so crucial. As such, here are six of the biggest reasons why we feel... Read More


What Volvo’s Announcement Means to Us

March 6, 2021 7:02 pm

Recently, Volvo made a stunning announcement: it has committed to selling only battery-powered EVs by 2030. Not just in Europe, mind you. Everywhere. The news comes on the heels of recent automaker reports showing a surge in worldwide EV sales and the official unveiling of Volvo’s second BEV this past Tuesday – the C40 Recharge crossover coupe. (The XC40 introduced in 2018 was the first.) See more details in the article here: https://www.newsmax.com/Finance/streettalk/volvo-electric-vehicles-ev-online/2021/03/02/id/1012158/ Why are we so excited by this? After all, Volvo’s just one manufacturer, right? Well, for several reasons. First, Volvo has been an innovator in the automotive space since it introduced the three-point seatbelt in 1959, and more recently blind spot warning, pedestrian detection and rollover protection... Read More


GREEN Act Delivers for EV Enthusiasts

February 24, 2021 5:28 pm

The Biden Administration and fellow Democrats in Congress continue to lead the green energy charge, which is creating resounding benefits for the EV industry as a whole. The latest is the aptly named Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now, or GREEN, Act (you gotta love those clever acronyms!) sponsored by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA-5). Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the bill as a way to advance an agenda centered on achieving greater levels of sustainability, and we were pleased to see several provisions included that would further encourage EV adoption. In particular, EV buyers would be able to tap a $7,500 federal tax credit, while the credit cap for EV manufacturers would be increased to... Read More


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