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.


4 Ways EVCS is Addressing Pain Points of EV Driving

April 11, 2022 8:33 pm

The electric tide is coming. From our vantage point on shore, we can see the wave of innovation barreling toward us, ready to crest at any moment, bringing with it game-changing new methods of mobility that are more efficient, sustainable and better for the environment. From Lexus’s recent announcement to go all-electric in the next eight years to Hertz’s trailblazing deal to purchase 65,000 Polestar EVs to the federal government’s five billion dollars in funding through the NEVI Formula Program, the flood of electrified transport will be swift and incontrovertible. However, naysayers who have hooked their (gas-powered) wagons to the dying tech of fossil fuel-based ICEs still abound, with such stubbornness likely to result in them becoming fossils themselves as the rest of the world evolves around them. Many cite a litany of pain points, whether real or perceived, in explaining their reticence to go electric while, unbeknownst to them, EVCS has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to turn that pain into gain. How so, you ask? Below are four of the top pain points cited by EV critics and what we’re doing to relegate them to the dustbin of history.


Catering to Niche Markets

March 24, 2022 6:51 pm

EV drivers are as unique as the cars they own. All have special reasons why electric mobility is the sensible choice for them. In that vein, we recognize that building a massive new EV network is not a one-size-fits all strategy, but one that takes into account the needs of niche groups across the country. Below is just a smattering of the smaller market subsets we have in mind as we aim to make the transition to electric feel more personal and individualistic based on things like interests, jobs, and locale.


The Key to Becoming Carbon Negative

February 9, 2022 5:37 pm

We hear a lot about the desire for carbon neutrality these days, and while that’s noble indeed, we at EVCS have set our sights on even loftier goals. Our mission is to become carbon negative, meaning not only have we reduced carbon emissions to negligible levels, but we have offset more carbon than we contribute to the environment through techniques like avoidance, sequestration and carbon capture.


EVCS Subscription Model Unique Among Industry Peers

February 1, 2022 6:14 pm

Americans today want the following from the products and services they use: 1) freedom; 2) convenience; 3) simplicity; and 4) value. Let’s face it, we’re constantly being inundated by an increasing barrage of choices in just about everything, from the media we consume to how we interface with co-workers to the way we get our groceries. Options that rise to the top are those that offer the clearest and cleanest solutions for the lowest costs.


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.