100th deployment marks solid progress toward statewide upgrade of 600+ EV charging stations
CULVER CITY, California, November 16, 2011 —In an effort to give California’s electric vehicle (EV) drivers greater access to quality charging stations and upgrade the state’s existing infrastructure, EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions and Clipper Creek, producers of the world’s first Underwriters Laboratories listed vehicle charge stations, today announced their 100th charging station deployment is in the Waterfall Building garage in downtown Sacramento. The public access garage serves primarily government employees and the EV spaces are consistently full.
EV Connect and ClipperCreek have been upgrading legacy charge stations throughout California to be compliant with the North American SAE-J1772 standard connector for electric vehicles. The statewide upgrade, slated for at least 600 EV charging stations, is being completed by EV Connect’s North American network of over 150 qualified, trained and certified contractors.
“Upgrading legacy infrastructure is critical to making electricity a viable fuel for the growing number of EV owners in California. There’s great momentum, with many automakers delivering plug-in vehicles to dealerships in the next 18 months and the California Energy Commission estimating 1.5 million electric vehicles on state roads by 2020,” said Jordan Ramer CEO of EV Connect. “The bulk of the work to come—and where we’re adding jobs for licensed contractors—is in the three California municipalities that currently rank in the nation’s top six cities for electric vehicle acceptance – Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.”
“As California leads, the rest of the country is sure to follow,” said Jason France, CEO of ClipperCreek. “We’re proud to be leading the charge. California has been careful to choose highly experienced vendors with high quality products. Our work with many of the world’s largest automakers and the fact we’ve produced over 12,000 units has benefited this major infrastructure upgrade project. We’re updating these units with new, UL listed charge stations that meet the highest levels of safety and reliability for drivers who want to enjoy EV ownership.“
About EV Connect, Inc.
EV Connect, EV industry veteran and visionary, delivers best of breed electric vehicle infrastructure solutions and applies its deep expertise to help OEMs design, engineer, install and maintain EV infrastructure. Based in Culver City, California, EV Connect drives EV adoption forward for commercial customers and EV industry partners alike. For more information visit www.evconnect.com.
About ClipperCreek, Inc.
ClipperCreek brings product leadership to the electric vehicle charging infrastructure marketplace with reliable, safe and flexible, software-driven products that have been proven through 13 years of development and field experience. ClipperCreek is the exclusive provider of EVSE charging stations for BMW’s Mini-E and for Tesla Motors’ Level 2 EVSE charging stations. ClipperCreek also provides charging stations to power Mercedes, GM and Nissan vehicles. Visit www.ClipperCreek.com for more information.