Tag Archive: EV infrastructure

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


Recap of “Today, Explained” Podcast: It’s Electric!

May 4, 2021 4:57 pm

Recently, we listened to Vox’s Umair Irfan discuss on his Today, Explained podcast how Norway has been trailblazing in the world of electric mobility and what strides the US can make to follow suit. We not only found the episode a fascinating exploration of how our Scandinavian friends serve as both innovators and motivators, but it elucidated ways in which EVCS can and has been working toward similar goals within the US. Below are some of the key takeaways from the podcast as well as how it relates to what we’re doing here and now. Fossil Fuel Funds Norway has been appropriating funds generated from fossil fuel usage to perpetuate further adoption of renewable energies. The nation of 3.5 million... Read More


Newswire Press Release: EVCS Secures Credit Facility with Macquarie Group

April 16, 2021 11:29 pm

We recently employed PR firm Firecracker to help us get the word out about all of the wonderful things EVCS is doing to make an all-electric future a reality. One major step toward this goal was our securing a credit facility that would allow for accelerated expansion of EV infrastructure, giving us confidence that the financial support required would be available when we needed it. Our PR team then went to work, drafting the following press release that outlines the particulars of this momentous achievement: ARCADIA, Calif., April 15, 2021 (Newswire.com) EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operators on the U.S. West Coast, today announced that it has closed a credit facility with the Commodity and... Read More


6 Reasons Why America Needs EVCS

March 15, 2021 4:52 pm

EVCS has come a long way over a short time. In less than three years, we’ve taken a vision by company co-founders Gustavo Occhiuzzo and Ian Vishnevsky – one that incentivizes responsible mobility through increased access to charging infrastructure – and built upon it. We’ve partnered with state and local DOTs, developed advanced management software, pioneered affordable subscription charging plans, streamlined project installation processes, and reduced financial downsides while maximizing upsides for site owners, just to name a few. These momentous strides have, incidentally, given us the opportunity to assess America’s transportation sector in real detail, allowing us greater insight into why the EVCS vision is so crucial. As such, here are six of the biggest reasons why we feel... Read More


GREEN Act Delivers for EV Enthusiasts

February 24, 2021 5:28 pm

The Biden Administration and fellow Democrats in Congress continue to lead the green energy charge, which is creating resounding benefits for the EV industry as a whole. The latest is the aptly named Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now, or GREEN, Act (you gotta love those clever acronyms!) sponsored by Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA-5). Earlier this month, the House Ways and Means Committee introduced the bill as a way to advance an agenda centered on achieving greater levels of sustainability, and we were pleased to see several provisions included that would further encourage EV adoption. In particular, EV buyers would be able to tap a $7,500 federal tax credit, while the credit cap for EV manufacturers would be increased to... Read More


How a Biden Administration Helps EVCS

November 11, 2020 11:04 pm

For EV enthusiasts generally and EVCS specifically, the election results are cause for great optimism. Joe Biden has shown himself to be a true friend to the electric mobility industry, so we thought we’d outline a few ways a Biden presidency will likely benefit our company, our mission and our customers. Subsidization of EV Infrastructure According to The Detroit News, while at a campaign stop in Toledo, Ohio on October 12th, Biden boasted of plans to create a nationwide “network of 500,000 charging stations” by 2030, primarily along major US highway routes where traditional fueling stations still dominate. He made a similar claim during the first presidential debate. While specifics were hazy, the implication is that federal funding will be... Read More


Thoughts on Regional EV Preparedness

November 4, 2020 11:02 pm

On October 27th, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) published a piece that discussed some of the major obstacles to EV adoption in regions outside major cities and what trailblazing municipal leaders are doing to alleviate them. According to author Jimmy Gilman, “it’s well known which cities contain large numbers of EV charging stations, [so] we analyzed the development of EV charging infrastructure in the areas surrounding major cities to determine their regional preparedness for an increasing number of EVs” (emphasis ours). RMI wound up evaluating and scoring 60 major metropolitan areas using a variety of criteria, including how many chargers resided within 20 miles of the city center, the number of chargers within five miles of the cities’ top day-trip destinations,... Read More