LOS ANGELES, 1 June 2023: EVCS, an EV fast-charging network operator, received USD 1.9m from the California Energy Commission (CEC) Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) program. The funds will install 30 DC fast chargers and 8 Level 2 chargers in Northern and Central California, expanding EV infrastructure access to rural, low-income, and disadvantaged communities.
The REV program aims to increase EV charging access in underserved areas. The grant funding received by EVCS will ensure charger reliability and accessibility through comprehensive support and maintenance services.
EVCS plans to double its charger count to over 1,500 and enter 35 new cities by year-end. This expansion includes Mendocino County, Butte County, and San Joaquin County, thanks to the CEC funds.
Gustavo Occhuizzo, CEO and Co-Founder at EVCS, expressed enthusiasm about partnering with the CEC. He stated that the funding would allow them to install more chargers in rural areas and interstate corridors while engaging local communities to promote EV adoption. EVCS remains committed to helping California lead towards a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Commissioner Patty Monahan of the California Energy Commission expressed pleasure in supporting EVCS’s efforts to expand EV infrastructure access for rural, low-income, and disadvantaged communities in California. She highlighted that companies like EVCS contribute to California’s zero-emission transportation goals. The partnership between EVCS and the CEC is eagerly anticipated, and charging sites are expected to go live soon.