Tag Archive: charger availability

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


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


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


The Benefits of Working with CARB and CEC

October 21, 2020 11:00 pm

The California Energy Commission (CEC) bills itself as a pioneer in “leading the state to a 100% clean energy future.” It recently celebrated its 45th birthday and will be launching a “Clean Energy Hall of Fame” by announcing on December 10th awards honoring groups that are successfully contributing to a carbon-neutral California. Similarly, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with developing initiatives to combat the damaging effects of smog and air pollution – something our state knows a little bit about – and they’ve been instrumental in promoting cap-and-trade, LCFS credits and ZEV programs. This is all to say that these are exactly the sort of organizations we’re proud to work with as we deploy EV charging infrastructure... Read More


California Mandates Progress on Electric Mobility

October 1, 2020 10:49 pm

Last week, governor Gavin Newsom made major headlines when he announced through executive order that California will prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035 – just 15 years away. Additional regulations will call for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to be carbon-neutral by 2045. For those of us who have been decrying the slow transition from pollutant-emitting internal combustion engines to more efficient ones powered by zero-emission lithium-ion batteries, it was welcomed news. California is by far the largest vehicle market in the country, meaning such a mandate will effectively force auto manufacturers to start reshaping the future of vehicle production now. Moreover, the Golden State is already home to more EV’s than any other, making... Read More


Moving Forward Act: Helping us help you

August 25, 2020 10:28 pm

Who says Congress can’t get anything done? On July 1st, the House of Representatives passed the H.R.2 – Moving Forward Act sponsored by Peter DeFazio (D-OR), a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that, we’re pleased to say, boasts numerous policies intended to advance the cause of electric mobility. The 2,300-page behemoth is a bit of a mish-mash, so we’ve taken the liberty of going through it ourselves and summarizing the parts that are most critical to the EVCS mission. Here are some ways the bill benefits us and our clients: – Encourages the creation of new charging infrastructure. Several provisions authorize the establishment of added incentives that we can utilize, not only to increase charging installations, but also to do... Read More