Tag Archive: DCFC

How many types of electric cars exist and which is best

August 26, 2021 5:05 pm

A few years ago, it was said that electric vehicles were designed for a specific niche. Today we can confirm that the EV revolution has arrived, and more automakers are innovating in this field. Electric cars are becoming more popular every year around the world, which is why you’ve probably wondered what an electric car is, and what types of electric cars exist.  Electric cars are part of what is known as “electric vehicles” or “EVs”. These types of vehicles have an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. They use traction battery packs to power the electric motor. Depending on the type of electric car, the motor can either work as an assistance for a traditional internal combustion... Read More


How long does it take to charge an electric car?

August 26, 2021 5:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how long does it take to charge an electric car? The answer is probably “yes”. EVs are becoming more popular worldwide, and with that popularity comes a lot of inquiries. Electric vehicle charging time varies depending on the type of electric vehicle charger that is used to do it.  EVs have an electric traction motor that uses the power from a traction battery pack. That battery pack is the one that gets charged and stores the electricity needed by the electric traction motor to function. But, how long does it take to charge an electric car is a hot topic when it comes to talking about EVs. Keep reading to find out more about this. Types... Read More


Installation of the Month (July 2021): LADOT Lot 657

August 17, 2021 3:53 pm

One of our main goals has been to install charging infrastructure in underserved communities, especially urban population centers that are key to our mission of wider EV adoption. Los Angeles is rife with such neighborhoods, where low-income families who wish to participate in the greening of society cry out for cost-effective ways to be part of the solution. Lincoln Heights, one of the oldest sections of the city, is a prime example. The densely populated area boasts numerous Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander groups who have expressed interest in electric mobility, but historically lacked access to the requisite charging stations. Moreover, with a median age of just 24, Lincoln Heights is brimming with younger generation Angelenos who have already embraced... Read More


Dot.LA: West Coast Electric Highway Project Charges Ahead as EVCS Adds Stations

August 14, 2021 11:08 pm

Our latest advances with the West Coast Electric Highway, which we purchased in the summer of 2020, have been skillfully summarized in Zac Estrada’s recent piece for Dot.LA. The article elaborates on our partnership with Oregon’s DOT as we upgrade existing infrastructure to accommodate newer EVs with larger battery packs while simultaneously increasing charging speed. He also mentions new installations we’ve put in the ground along key interstate highway routes and our initiative to add charging ports for electric bikes and scooters. Ultimately, the WCEH will become a linchpin in the quest to facilitate wider EV adoption, not only on the West Coast, but throughout the country. Read Estrada’s entire article below. https://dot.la/evcs-west-coast-electric-highway-2654622933/particle-2 Los Angeles – August 11, 2021 The... Read More


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


Auto Trends Magazine: Occhiuzzo Debunks 4 Misconceptions Surrounding EV Fast Charging Stations

July 16, 2021 12:37 am

Our co-founder and CEO, Gustavo Occhiuzzo, is quickly emerging as a thought leader in the world of electric mobility, becoming someone stakeholders can count on to demystify obscurities and address falsehoods surrounding the installation and application of charging infrastructure. Like any new technology, resistance to adoption is often based on fallacious notions, some of which may be perpetrated by those with a financial interest in competing technologies. Therefore, countering such notions with facts is crucial if both drivers and site hosts are to make an informed decision about EV adoption. Occhiuzzo most recently addressed four of the biggest misconceptions surrounding chargers in the article below for Auto Trends Magazine. Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2021 Every industry is guaranteed... Read More


Installation of the Month (June 2021): Hyatt Place Riverside/Downtown

June 21, 2021 5:22 pm

The ability to travel is something many of us take for granted. Our Interstate Highway System allows us to freely traverse state boundaries – to go wherever we choose whenever we choose – from the snow-capped Colorado Rockies to the soupy Everglade swamplands to the historic lighthouses of coastal New England. However, EV drivers are more acutely aware of their travel limitations because many areas of the country have yet to adopt pro-electric infrastructure policies, often leaving them with few ground-travel options other than ICE vehicles. We knew getting more Americans to embrace the electric revolution would require buy-in from the hospitality industry. As such, much of our focus has gone toward hotels that, by serving as site hosts for... Read More


Wall Street Journal Piece Brings Up Questions… And We Answer

June 14, 2021 4:37 pm

Stephen Wilmot’s recent article in the Wall Street Journal, “Investors Look for an EV Charge,” debates the merits of investing in EV infrastructure, admitting that while chargers likely make for better investments than cars, the sector still holds many potential pitfalls that should be considered before jumping in. While that may be true, many of the examples backing up this assertion cite the business models of the largest EV installers in the country while failing to consider what less visible but faster-growing companies like EVCS are doing to mitigate such risks. Below are a few quotes from the article and our thoughts on them, including how we’re different. “Charging-related companies should benefit from EV adoption, whichever vehicles dominate.” This is... Read More


Installation of the Month (May 2021): LADOT Lot 656

May 19, 2021 5:13 pm

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) notes on its website that ICE vehicles are one of the city’s top contributors to air pollution, accounting for 19% of all greenhouse gas emissions, before proclaiming, “We can do better… We’re investing in public transit, testing new technology, and adopting mobility innovations for a cleaner environment and brighter future.” At first, it might just sound like flowery rhetoric, but we can personally attest to that commitment. Starting in 2019, LADOT partnered with us to install DCFCs at 57 city-owned lots, with almost 30% of those installations now completed. This alliance has been integral in promoting our goal of zero-emission mobility in the City of Angels by facilitating greater access to infrastructure. It’s... Read More


Addressing Pain Points in Creating EV Infrastructure

May 17, 2021 5:33 pm

A recent GovTech.com article titled “How Biden Plans to Build 500 EV Charging Stations” discusses the President’s goals for creating a nationwide network of 500,000 such installations by 2030. (See the complete article here: https://www.govtech.com/transportation/biden-plans-to-build-500-ev-charging-stations#:~:text=President%20Joe%20Biden%20has%20proposed,charging%20stations%20nationwide%20by%202030) While it does a smart job laying out many of the pain points we face in facilitating EV adoption, the mention of solutions was far less prevalent, and ones that were mentioned seemed speculative or tenuous. However, over the last three years, EVCS has already taken the lead in addressing many of these challenge areas, allowing us to dominate the installation market across the West Coast. Below are specific obstacles mentioned in the article that many believe are hampering widespread EV adoption along with ways... Read More