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Good news for electric vehicle drivers: Hundreds of charging stations are coming to California soon

Good news for electric vehicle drivers: Hundreds of charging stations are coming to California soon
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In this photo electric vehicles are being charged. Photo courtesy of SDG&E

Attention drivers of electric vehicles, more charging points are coming your way.

California based ChargePointa charging network for electric vehicles, has entered into a partnership with Charging through the city and the state of California to deploy hundreds of EV chargers at multi-family homes such as condominiums and condominiums across the state.

Providing an infrastructure for charging electric vehicles in multi-family buildings will make it easier and cheaper for Californians living in condos and condos to charge at home, helping them make the transition to electric mobility.

“As a company founded in California and headquartered here, we are honored to partner with the California Energy Commission and Charge Across Town to build a reliable, equitable, and accessible EV charging infrastructure for Californians,” said John Schott, director, public-private partnerships, at ChargePoint. “Electric driving should be available to everyone, and this partnership recognizes that charging should be accessible where drivers live, work and play. We are proud of our strong track record of providing charging solutions that multi-family home owners and drivers rely on every day and look forward to continuing this important work.”

“One barrier to EV adoption is the inaccessibility of home charging and the lack of infrastructure to supply electric vehicles where it is most needed,” said Maureen Blanc, director of Charge Across Town. “By partnering with ChargePoint in low-income and underserved communities, we have the opportunity to educate both owners and residents of multi-family homes about how electric vehicle charging works, the affordability and benefits of electric driving, and the many national and local incentives available to these communities. ”

As part of this work, ChargePoint has received $4.25 million through the California Energy CommissionReliable, fair and accessible multi-family charging (REACH) program. Under the program, ChargePoint will partner with owners and managers of multi-family homes to deliver hundreds CPF50 and CT4000 charging ports for electric vehicles, 75 percent of which is reserved for buildings in underserved or low-income communities.

ChargePoint will also partner with nonprofit Charge Across Town to educate building owners and residents about the benefits of electric vehicles and how smart EV charging infrastructure makes charging at home easy and efficient. Charge Across Town’s work includes educational events in every building before and after EV chargers are installed and ongoing efforts to collect feedback from building management.

Through the project, residents living in these multi-family buildings are expected to drive more than 2.7 million electric miles during the five years after the chargers are installed, eliminating more than 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent – the equivalent of the planting more than 18 million trees and growing them for a decade.

Currently, ChargePoint estimates that a driver is connected to a ChargePoint charger every second. As electric vehicle sales are expected to grow exponentially in the coming years as electric vehicles enter the market at lower prices, the nearly 4.8 million Californians living in multi-family homes will require at-home charging solutions.

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