- The CEC awarded the money to EVCS to build two DC fast chargers and 245 Level 2 chargers at multi-family housing communities.
- This award follows the $1.9 million project to install chargers in rural communities in Northern and Central California.
- EVCS and the CEC are dedicated to creating a zero-emissions transportation system along the West Coast of the United States.
As more drivers are choosing EVs in California, the California Energy Commission (CEC) continues to provide incentives to develop more charging stations. The CEC just awarded EVCS, a large West Coast charging network operator, $1.88 million to open DC fast chargers and Level 2 chargers at multi-unit dwellings in Southern California.
The REACH Program for Speedy Charging
The Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for (multi-family) Housing (REACH) ensures that low-income and disadvantaged communities have access to reliable and speedy charging. With the $1.88 million, EVCS will install two DC Fast Charging stations and 245 Level 2 chargers.
In May, the charging giant received $1.9 million to install charging stations in Northern and Central California thanks to the CEC’s Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) program. EVCS has achieved several milestones as it works on providing access to reliable and affordable charging along the West Coast. More charging stations make EV ownership more convenient.
Advancing Affordable and Reliable EV Charging in California
The Co-Founder and CEO of EVCS, Gustavo Occhuizzo said, “EVCS is honored and proud to partner with the CEC on supporting the advancement of clean transportation for all … Our mission has always been to lower the barriers to fast, affordable, and conveniently located public EV charging, and this is a significant step towards achieving that goal.”
Projects like REACH and REV advance California’s goal of advancing the electrification network for a future with zero-emissions transportation. It’s important to create an equitable charging network, taking multi-family residents and low-income communities into account.
About the California Energy Commission
The California Energy Commission is dedicated to developing a 100-percent clean energy future. The process includes seven core beliefs:
- Advancing the state’s energy policy
- Certifying thermal power plants
- Developing renewable energy
- Increasing energy efficiency
- Investing in energy innovation
- Preparing for energy emergencies
- Transforming transportation
The CEC provides grants and other types of funding to organizations that help the commission get closer to achieving its goal.
EVCS is one of the fastest-growing electric vehicle charging companies along the West Coast. The company began in 2018 and is dedicated to expanding its public EV charging network to advance carbon-neutral and convenient transportation. EVCS uses 100% renewable energy and uses a turn-key approach to speed up the installation of fast-charging stations.
Because EVCS is delivering EV chargers to unexpected places like rural and low-income communities, the company has received more than $75 million in government funding. EVCS installs stations in public and private locations ranging from Fortune 500 company parking lots and low-income housing units.
EVCS doesn’t just install convenient charging stations, the company also offers EV charging plans. Drivers can sign up for a plan that fits their driving habits while also offering special plans for high-mileage drivers and gig drivers.
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