Tag Archive: electric car charging

A Barrage of New EV Models Requires More Infrastructure

January 12, 2022 6:55 pm

According to a recent article in Forbes, Americans will purchase approximately two million EVs in 2022. Dr. Shelley Francis, co-founder, and director of EVHybridNoire notes that demand is increasing “as public perception of the technology shifts from novelty to mainstream,” thanks primarily to the plethora of new EV models hitting the market and a rapid expansion of infrastructure spearheaded by network operators like EVCS.


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.


POP QUIZ: How much do you know about EV infrastructure?

December 8, 2021 5:40 pm

With so much misinformation out there about EVs and the infrastructure that supports them, we thought we might try something different: a little multiple-choice quiz to test your knowledge on the subject. Some of the answers might prove surprising.


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.”


Electric car range: tips to maximize it

December 1, 2021 5:46 pm

When a driver is thinking of changing their gas-fueled car for an electric one, it's normal for fears related to the electric car range to arise. There is a fear of being stranded by running out of battery and not finding an electric charging station near enough and we exist to make that not happen.


Partnerships for Progress: Spotlight on Barlow Respiratory Hospital

November 9, 2021 5:15 pm

Every now and then, if you’re lucky, you have the good fortune to engage with a strategic partner who shares your goals, values and vision. With acres of common ground, you effortlessly work hand in hand to advance causes that truly matter to the both of you. For EVCS, Barlow Respiratory Hospital is such a partner – one of those rare facilities that fully embodies our commitment to making the planet a safer, healthier, happier place, one person at a time.


Single-phase vs. three-phase power

November 1, 2021 6:38 pm

Ten years ago no one would’ve thought that electric vehicles would be in the spotlight. Sales of EVs went up during 2021, reaching their highest ever point. Every year more drivers are willing to give electric cars a chance and wonder how to charge an EV, and where to do it. That’s when single-phase and three-phase power comes into the picture.  Electric vehicles use batteries to run and those batteries need to get recharged. Chargers can either use alternate current (AC) or direct current (DC). Alternate current has two classifications: single-phase, where power flows through a single conductor; and three-phase power, in which the power flows through three different conductors. Types of EV chargers When it comes to EV charging,... Read More


Is range anxiety real?

November 1, 2021 6:36 pm

Do you want to know what range anxiety is? It’s defined as the fear of running out of battery charge before finding an EV charging station. Automotive makers, government members and specialists say that range anxiety is a large reason to blame for the holdback of drivers to embrace electric cars.  The reality is that range anxiety exists, but it also exists regarding fossil-fueled vehicles. The fear of your EV running out of charge is comparable to the feeling of running out of fuel on your regular internal combustion engine car. The main difference is the availability of gas stations over EV charging stations. Ways to combat range anxiety Many drivers are still hesitant to change their conventional vehicle for... Read More


Ever wondered, “How do you charge an electric car at home?”

November 1, 2021 6:33 pm

If you’re seriously thinking about switching from your conventional car to an electric one, you’ve probably already asked yourself: “How do you charge an electric car at home?”  The first thing to know about how you charge an electric car at home is that the chance to “refill” your electric vehicle at home is an advantage when compared to conventional gas-powered cars.  Every EV comes with a standard 110V connection kit, known as a Level 1 charger. They take up to 24 hours to charge a conventional EV battery to its full capacity. So the answer to the question “can you charge an electric car at home?” is yes, of course, you can! Types of electric vehicle chargers There are... Read More


Advantages of electric cars vs. gas-powered cars

November 1, 2021 6:30 pm

A few years ago, the supply of electric vehicles was poor as their autonomy was not efficient enough to meet the needs of those drivers who used their cars to travel long distances. Although the advantages of electric cars were always taken into account, the drawbacks encountered by users made automobile makers and drivers less interested in this sort of vehicle. The reality of driving electric today is different. The automotive market offers numerous models of vehicles with a variety of shapes and sizes. For example, there are cars with seven or more seats for those drivers who need larger vehicles. With this being said, the advantages of electric cars outweigh the disadvantages that were mentioned in the past: little... Read More