Tag Archive: West Coast Electric Highway

EVCS to Bring Free Electric Vehicle Charging to the West Coast Electric Highway

October 1, 2021 8:47 pm

EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network owner operators on the West Coast, today announced that starting in October 2021, EV owners can enjoy free charging at West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) charging stations in Oregon and Washington until upgrades on the network are completed in late 2021/early 2022.


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


West Coast Electric Highway to Receive Extensive Upgrade from EVCS

August 12, 2021 4:56 pm

44 charging sites in Oregon to be revamped by leading charging station company ARCADIA, Calif. (August XX, 2021) – EV Charging Solutions (EVCS), one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network operators on the West Coast, today announced that they are approved and funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to upgrade 44 and add three new electric vehicle charging stations on the Oregon portion of the original West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH). Eleven of the 47 stations will be called “superstations” and will include three DC fast chargers and one Level 2 AC charger. In all, more than 100 charging ports will be upgraded or added.  This upgrade will replace existing CHAdeMO-only DC fast chargers with new... 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


2020: A Year in Review

December 17, 2020 1:42 pm

Two thousand twenty has been a year of undeniable adversity, but also one of remarkable achievement. A year of firsts and hopefully a few lasts. A time of toil and tribulation, but also of triumph. For genuine success is partly defined by our ability to hurdle those implacable obstacles that make the result so noteworthy in the first place. Now, as the EVCS team looks back on this unusual year, we take stock of our unique achievements that made 2020 one for the books. Financial Strength Despite government-mandated shutdowns and prolonged work interruptions, we are on track to end 2020 – our second full year of operation – in profit. Moreover, we increased revenue over last year by a substantial... Read More


Things We’re Grateful For…

November 23, 2020 1:43 am

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we felt like this might be a good time to take stock of what we’re grateful for this year. Gratitude, after all, is a vitally important attribute, and yet one that can be so easily left by the wayside, especially in a trying year like 2020. But each passing day brings new opportunities, and recent events (several of which we’ve covered in past blogs) have made us very optimistic for the future. So, without further ado, here are a handful of things that really got EVCS’s gratitude motor humming recently. The Moving Forward Act This massive $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill passed the House this summer, and despite Senate opposition, has a 91% chance of... Read More


The Benefits of Working with CARB and CEC

October 21, 2020 11:00 pm

The California Energy Commission (CEC) bills itself as a pioneer in “leading the state to a 100% clean energy future.” It recently celebrated its 45th birthday and will be launching a “Clean Energy Hall of Fame” by announcing on December 10th awards honoring groups that are successfully contributing to a carbon-neutral California. Similarly, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with developing initiatives to combat the damaging effects of smog and air pollution – something our state knows a little bit about – and they’ve been instrumental in promoting cap-and-trade, LCFS credits and ZEV programs. This is all to say that these are exactly the sort of organizations we’re proud to work with as we deploy EV charging infrastructure... Read More


Electrifying West Coast Travel

September 22, 2020 10:30 pm

When we bought the Oregon and Washington State legs of the West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) earlier this summer, our goal was to promote the idea of responsible mobility by providing a carbon-neutral infrastructure that allowed EV drivers greater freedom of range in their travels. We hoped this would be welcomed news during a time when so many other distractions were dominating the news cycle. But as the pandemic persisted and the effects of the lockdown continued to ravage local economies, we realized that our contiguous network of DC fast chargers might serve another equally noble if somewhat unintended purpose: to facilitate much-needed tourism activity at some of the Pacific Northwest’s most picturesque points of interest.  Environmentally friendly forms of... Read More