New charge stations move Sacramento forward in its effort to improve state emission levels
CULVER CITY, California, February 29, 2012—EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure solutions, today announced it helped Sacramento increase its modern EV charging facilities and moved the state capital forward in its effort to improve emission standards and remain consistent with the recent landmark clean car mandate that will require one of every seven new cars sold in the state in 2025 to be a zero-emission vehicle.
To date, EV Connect has replaced Sacramento’s legacy equipment with new, publicly-accessible EV charge stations at six locations that serve employees and those coming to the state capital for recreation. Station locations include garages on 3rd and L and 10th and I, and at key environmental employers including the California Air Resources Board, Cal PERS, Sacramento Metro Air Quality Management District and West Sacramento’s California Fuel Cell Partnership. EV Connect deployed new Clipper Creek charge stations as a result of the California Energy Commission’s Reconnect California Grant.
“We applaud the new EV charging infrastructure that EV Connect installed in Sacramento and appreciate the positive momentum and support it provides for EV adoption,” said Guy Hall, president of the Greater Sacramento Electric Auto Association. “EV drivers from Sacramento and the surrounding region can now enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment in the city knowing they will be able to recharge their vehicles.”
“Working with EV Connect we are able to provide the state with a cost effective way to upgrade its existing EV charging infrastructure,” said Dave Packard, president, Clipper Creek (www.clippercreek.com). “Our SmartGrid ready CS model is perfect for this application, providing a robust, reliable charge that is compatible with all major vehicles coming to market.”
In addition, EV Connect has been actively deploying residential charge stations for new EV owners in the Sacramento area who took advantage of rebates and other incentives offered by the state. The company expects to do more work getting property owners EV ready, as automakers begin selling more electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in California in order to reach the state’s 15.4 percent goal.
“We’re proud that every charge station we deploy helps alleviate current and potential EV drivers’ range anxiety and naturally increases EV adoption,” said Jordan Ramer, CEO, EV Connect. “It also brings California one step closer to meeting its clean air goals.”
About EV Connect, Inc.
EV Connect, an 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 customersand EV industry partners alike. For more information visit http://evconnect.wpengine.comand stay connected to EV Connect via social media: http://www.twitter.com/EVConnectand EV Connect on Facebook.