Building on its success in the $22 million Southern California Edison (SCE) Charge Ready pilot program, EV Connect, a software-as-a-service company leading electric vehicle charging ecosystem deployments and management, announced it is once again an Approved Network Provider in the $436 million Charge Ready program from SCE.
As an approved network provider for Charge Ready, EV Connect will participate in one of the country's most advanced utility-driven EV charging infrastructure initiatives, and is one of the few companies participating in the Demand Response (DR) initiatives established by the program.
As the nation's largest light-duty electric vehicle charging program, Charge Ready is designed to deploy 38,000 EV chargers over the next four years to help California achieve its EV and climate goals. The program will focus on bringing charging infrastructure to public parking lots, schools, hospitals and destination centers.
Half of the chargers will target state-designated disadvantaged communities or economically impacted communities that suffer most from the effects of air pollution.
Among the vendors selected to provide chargers in the program are EV Connect's Premier Hardware Partners: ABB, BTCPower, EVBox, EVoCharge and Certified Partners: Blink, Delta, EFACEC, Enel X, EVSE LLC, Freewire, Siemens, Tellus Power and Tritium.
"We look forward to building on the customer success stories from the original Charge Ready pilot program. EV Connect is proud to support like-minded local businesses that are building a sustainable future within the SCE territory," said Jordan Ramer, CEO and founder of EV Connect. "It's time to electrify transportation, and we are thrilled to be able to do that right in our backyard."
In addition to the SCE Charge Ready program, EV Connect is an approved network provider for the $356 million SCE Charge Ready Transport program, as well as the SCE Schools & Parks Program, for which EV Connect will provide a bundled charging solution that includes station hardware, software and operations and maintenance services for EV charging at school sites across the SCE service territory.
Started in 2016, the Charge Ready pilot program added...