A new trade association for companies in the electric vehicle charging technologies sector — by the name of the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA) — has been created by various American companies, according to recent reports.
The new trade association, in conjunction with the announcement of formation, released a new report — “The State of the Charge“. The new report explores the implications of the recent growth in California’s charging industry, specifically the economic ones.
“Ubiquitous charging is critical to the mass adoption of electric vehicles,” stated Terry O’Day, Vice President West Region NRG EVgo, the nation’s largest provider of public DC fast chargers. “The charging industry is committed to making electric vehicles accessible to everyone and to improving and simplifying the charging experience.”
A recent press release provides more:
According to The State of the Charge, there are now more than 9,000 public and workplace charging outlets in California, and thousands more in residences – more than 20,000 total. The number of public/workplace charging outlets in California has grown by 652% since 2011. With 150,000 electric vehicles on its highways, California has 40% of the US electric vehicle market, and the industry is expected to generate roughly $4.5 billion in California sales and services by 2023. Governor Jerry Brown has called for one million zero-emission vehicles in California by 2020 and recently signed into law SB 350 to expand EV charging.
“The electric vehicle industry faces both tremendous challenges and opportunities as more and more electric vehicles hit the road in California,” stated Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Volta Charging. “Bringing together a wealth of talent and entrepreneurial thinkers, EVCA can effectively drive new ways of making electric vehicle charging affordable, convenient, and accessible to everyone. Paramount to these efforts will be the development of sound and bold policy that supports and enhances continued innovation for an effective charging infrastructure that drives further electric vehicle adoption in California.”
The founding members of the new trade association are: ABM, ChargePoint, Clean Fuel Connection, Envision Solar, EV Connect, NRG EVgo, Plugless Power, SeaWave Battery, and Volta.
Those looking for more information can find it here.