Tag Archive: EV infrastructure

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


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


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


Green Lodging News: EVCS Fast Charging Network to Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

June 4, 2021 9:19 pm

A recent article about EVCS in the Energy Management section of Green Lodging News focused on two key areas that set us apart from our competitors: 1) our no-cost turnkey solution that allows site hosts to tap a rapidly evolving new revenue source, and 2) the fact that our charging network will now be powered completely by renewable energy like wind and solar. With more voices calling for clean and green solutions across the entire electrification process, we saw an opportunity to lead the field in not only advancing the case for EVs, but also the way that they’re powered. See the full article below for more details on how we’ve been able to accomplish this groundbreaking feat. Arcadia, CA... 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


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