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.
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.