LOS ANGELES, CA, March 8, 2016 – EV Connect, a leading provider of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions, including development of the industry’s most innovative and open cloud-based software platform for managing the EV charging eco-system, today announced that it has been awarded a $1.8 million contract from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to complete key routes of the West Coast Electric Highway, a network of fast charging and Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations that will stretch from the Canadian to the Mexican borders. In addition, EV Connect will provide management of the charging ecosystem which includes the charging stations, host locations, electric utility interaction and the driver experience.
The CEC awarded a total of $8.8 million in grants to complete the California portion of the Highway. EV Connect’s awards include segments of the California 99 and Interstate 5 highways. Each location will provide one or two 50 kW Dual-Standard DC Fast Chargers (featuring both an SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connector) and at least one 7.2 kW dual-head Level 2 charger equipped with standard J1772 connectors. Charge station site hosts include Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, Staples and Hilton Hotel locations.
“The West Coast Electric Highway is an important component in the rapidly increasing adoption of electric vehicles within North America, particularly for inter-city travel”, said Jordan Ramer, EV Connect CEO. “EV Connect’s deep experience in the management of the entire EV ecosystem will provide an efficient, reliable and easy-to-use experience.”
About EV Connect, Inc.
EV Connect is a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for commercial, enterprise, hospitality, university and government facilities. EV Connect developed and operates the industry’s most robust and flexible cloud-based platform for the management of charging stations and the drivers that use them. The EV Connect platform provides charge station-agnostic command & control; enterprise and energy systems integration via an open API; driver communications and support; and demand- response functionality across multiple charging networks.
Established in 2009, EV Connect’s customers include Yahoo!, Hilton Worldwide, Western Digital, ADP, California Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York Power Authority, and numerous municipalities. For more information, please visit evconnect.wpengine.com.
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