Tag Archive: EV charging

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.


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.


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.


TOP 10 REASONS WHY MASS EV ADOPTION IS INEVITABLE

August 26, 2021 5:13 pm

According to evadoption.com, EV sales are expected to grow from 3.4% of all new auto sales in 2021 to 29.5% in 2030. In fact, they cite several models that forecast explosive growth in EV ownership across the US over the next decade. See the full sales forecasts here complete with bar charts and supporting data: https://evadoption.com/ev-sales/ev-sales-forecasts/. While skeptics might pooh-pooh these projections as overly optimistic, we believe they may actually fall short of the eventual reality. Of course, only time will tell, but below are our top 10 reasons why we believe EVs will be as commonplace as microwaves come 2030. 1) Government Legislation Progressive administrations like Biden’s in DC and Newsom’s in California are championing laws that promote EV... Read More


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


Electric car maintenance: all you need to know!

August 26, 2021 5:04 pm

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is booming, and more people are thinking about switching from gasoline to battery-powered cars. EVs may still cost a little more than conventional cars, but when it comes to electric car maintenance, they tend to be cheaper. Owning an electric car frequently allows its drivers to save money when it comes to long-term maintenance. Keeping an electric car running properly costs less than maintaining a car that uses gasoline because it has fewer components that require a regular visit to the mechanic. For example, changing oil, cooling system flushes and replacing air filters. All in all, electric car maintenance costs one-third of what maintaining a traditional vehicle costs. A bit more information on EV maintenance... 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


Commentary on EV Industry Profitability Claims

May 25, 2021 4:47 pm

In a recent Driving.ca article titled “EV-Charging Industry is Doing Everything Except Making Money,” author David R. Baker makes a compelling argument that the EV infrastructure sector is a revenue desert, essentially incapable of generating enough cash flow to sustain profitability due to a lack of interest from motorists. “The dilemma boils down to demand,” he states, before adding that “lots of people still driving gasoline-powered cars won’t consider going electric until they see charging stations widely deployed.” In many ways, he’s right. As of 2020, market share of EVs in the US stood at less than 2%. And while this is nearly triple what it was just five years prior, it still accounts for a small overall number of... 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