EVCS awarded USD 1.9 million grant by CEC to expand EV charging infrastructure in California.
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EVCS awarded USD 1.9 million grant by CEC to expand EV charging infrastructure in California.

California Energy Commission awarded a $1.9 million grant to EVCS to install 30 DC fast chargers and 8 Level 2 chargers across Northern and Central California.

EVCS, one of the largest EV fast-charging network operators on the West Coast, announced today that it has secured a $1.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) program. The funds will be utilized to install 30 DC fast chargers and 8 Level 2 chargers across Northern and Central California, addressing the critical need for accessible EV charging options in these communities.

The REV program, designed to enhance EV charging accessibility in areas that have been historically underserved or entirely ignored, aims to foster equitable EV adoption throughout the state. This latest investment from the CEC will not only facilitate increased access to charging stations but also ensure their reliability and functionality by providing comprehensive support and maintenance services.

With a commitment to expanding its charging network, EVCS plans to double its charger count to over 1,500 and extend its operations to more than 35 new cities by the end of this year. Thanks to the support received from the CEC, EVCS will be able to penetrate previously untapped markets, including Mendocino County, Butte County, and San Joaquin County. This strategic expansion aligns with California’s broader goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to a more sustainable transportation sector.

EVCS is thrilled to partner with the CEC on this important initiative,” said Gustavo Occhuizzo, CEO and Co-Founder at EVCS. “This funding will allow us to install more chargers in rural areas and in interstate corridors, while we also engage local communities to promote EV adoption. We continue to be committed to helping California lead the charge towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.

“The Energy Commission is pleased to support EVCS in its efforts to expanding electric vehicle infrastructure access to rural, low-income, and disadvantaged communities in California,” said Commissioner Patty Monahan of the California Energy Commission. “Companies like EVCS are helping California meet the state’s goals for zero emission transportation. We are excited to partner with EVCS and look forward to seeing charging sites go live in the near future.”

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