Tag Archive: charging installation

Is Policy Action Alone Enough to Reach Net Zero by 2050?

July 19, 2021 8:03 pm

Recently, BloombergNEF published a telling article titled, “Electric Vehicle Sales Set to Rise Faster Than Ever, but More Policy Action Needed to Get on Track for Net Zero.” The author raises many interesting observations about where we are now in the transition to electric mobility; where we’re projected to be in 10, 20 and even 30 years based on current trajectories; and what we need to do if we’re going to be net zero by 2050. In short, the driving theme of the article seems to be that further government policies will be required to spur innovation, adoption and acceptance of EV technology. And while we certainly agree that this is a crucial factor, it fails to highlight the equal... Read More


Spectrum News: SoCal Company Looks to Meet Growing Need for EV Charging Stations

May 14, 2021 12:13 am

Recently, our CEO and co-founder, Gustavo Occhiuzzo, was featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment titled “Inside the Issues” with Alex Cohen. He was able to not only convey the challenges we face as we work toward a more electric future, but also the strides EVCS has already made in addressing those challenges as well as some of our most significant achievements. Examples include our deal with LADOT to install DC fast chargers at 57 city-owned lots, our doubling of non-Tesla chargers in LA since last year alone, and the fact that EVCS has become one of the largest and fastest growing installers of EV charging stations on the West Coast in less than three years. See the interview clip... Read More


Newswire Press Release: EVCS Fast Charging Network to Use 100% Renewable Energy

April 30, 2021 4:45 pm

One of the most common criticisms foisted on the electric mobility industry is that EVs are not technically carbon neutral since the electricity needed to power them is generated through fossil fuels, including coal and natural gas. This argument is not without merit and presents those of us in the EV infrastructure sector with yet another lofty goal – true carbon neutrality through electrical grids powered by renewable energy sources like wind and solar. And our most recent press release discusses how we at EVCS are doing just that. ARCADIA, Calif., April 22, 2021 (Newswire.com) EVCS, one of the largest fast charger operators on the West Coast, proudly announced today it has contracted 100% renewable energy to power its entire... Read More


Installation of the Month (April 2021): Hilton Hotel & Plaza San Gabriel

April 8, 2021 5:24 pm

Hilton is one of the most recognizable and respected organizations in the world. They own 18 different brands and more than 6,400 properties in 119 countries. Since 1925, they’ve been a model of the hospitality industry – synonymous with customer relations, integrity and innovation, which extends into areas like sustainability and the environment. Their website’s “Corporate Responsibility” page cites a commitment to fighting climate change, stating: “We seek to operate and grow sustainably, reducing our consumption of natural resources… We are proud to have set carbon reduction targets aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement.” And they continue to back up this commitment, including recently asking us to install EV charging banks at one of their key Los Angeles locations. As... Read More


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


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


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


Advancements in Fleet Electrification

October 7, 2020 10:51 pm

We’ve noticed a number of positive trends in the area of fleet, bus and medium- to heavy-duty vehicle electrification recently. While environmental issues may be of significant concern to EV drivers, businesses are still focusing first and foremost on their bottom lines. Thankfully, several case studies have emerged that demonstrate the significant cost savings of owning an electric vehicle fleet versus a diesel-powered one, which speaks directly to cost-conscious business owners. Southern California Edison (SCE), which has put out several of these studies, has also been heavily promoting their Charge Ready Program, which subsidizes EV installation for any California business that allows for lengthy vehicle dwell time (such as fleet operators and trucking companies). In fact, the program has been... Read More