California Awards $8.9 Million for Completion of Fast Charge Corridor

California Energy Commission allocated $8.9 million for nine fast charging infrastructure projects along major corridors (North-South).

Perhaps finally California will catch up with Oregon and Washington with their part of the I-5 West Coast Electric Highway.

“This grant solicitation was an offer to fund projects that will install Direct Current (DC) fast charging stations on Interstate 5 (I-5), State Route 99 (SR 99), and along United States Highway 101 (US-101) from San Jose traveling South in California."

In case of California, the plan is to install DC fast chargers with both plugs (CHAdeMO and SAE Combo) or two separate single-standard chargers to serve all EV models (Tesla uses own standard).

Four companies were listed to do the job:

  • ChargePoint (three projects)
  • EV Connect (three projects)
  • NRG EV (two projects)
  • Recargo (one project)

The largest part of the job falls to ChargePoint – nearly $4 million worth. ChargePoint intends to install double-head Express DC Fast chargers (50 kW).

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California Awards $8.9 Million For Completion Of Fast Charge Corridor via Green Car Congress.

Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO said:

“ChargePoint is focused on proliferating EV charging across the country to accelerate the move to clean transportation and are honored to have been chosen to complete this program. The West Coast Electric Highway is key to expanding access to infrastructure especially in rural, disadvantaged communities to drive EV adoption. This project will support EV drivers in their daily travel and give drivers range confidence for longer distance travel."

Mark Kane, insideeevs.com

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