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Published on March 18th, 2016 | by James Ayre

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EV Connect Awarded $1.8M Contract For Completion Of Part Of West Coast Electric Highway

March 18th, 2016 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

The electric vehicle charging solutions company EV Connect has been awarded a $1.8 million contract by the California Energy Commission to complete new parts of the West Coast Electric Highway, according to an email sent to EVObsession and CleanTechnica.

Image credit: West Coast Electric Highway

The recently awarded contract stipulates the creation of 11 new dual electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging and Level 2 charging stations — to be built along segments of the California 99 and Interstate 5 highways.

In addition to the aforementioned charging station construction, EV Connect will also be managing the stations in question. All of the stations being built will be required to feature 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.

Station sites will reportedly include Hilton Hotels, Staples locations, and Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, among others.

“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,” stated EV Connect CEO Jordan Ramer. “EV Connect’s deep experience in the management of the entire EV ecosystem will provide an efficient, reliable and easy-to-use experience.”

That is certainly true, as one of the primary stumbling blocks to wider EV adoption is the lack of charging infrastructure.

For more information on the other recent winning bids for the West Coast Electric Highway see: California Energy Commission Awards $8.9 Million To 4 Companies For Development Of West Coast Electric Highway.

More information on EV Connect can be found at the company’s website.

Reprinted with permission. 
 





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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.



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