EVCS, an EV fast-charging network operator on the West Coast, has been awarded $1.88 million from the California Energy Commission's (CEC) Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for Multi-Family Housing (REACH) program. The funding will allow EVCS to install 2 DC fast chargers and 245 Level 2 chargers at multi-unit dwellings in Southern California for low-income and disadvantaged communities.
This funding directly supports EVCS’ goal of increasing access to reliable and affordable EV charging across the West Coast for residents living in multi-family housing.
"The 247 chargers funded by REACH will empower residents of multi-unit dwellings with robust charging options. Our mission has always been to lower the barriers to fast, affordable, and conveniently located public EV charging, and this is a significant step towards achieving that goal,” said Gustavo Occhuizzo, Co-Founder and CEO of EVCS.
EVCS was also awarded $1.9 million from the CEC's Rural Electric Vehicle (REV) program, which will support the installation of 30 fast chargers in Northern and Central California.
"The California Energy Commission is excited to provide grant funding to EVCS to expand electric vehicle infrastructure access to multi-family residents in low-income and disadvantaged communities in California," said Hannon Rasool, Director of the Fuels and Transportation Division. "Projects like this help advance the state's electrification goals and support the transition to an equitable zero-emission transportation future."