CLARIFICATION: ChargePoint is one of four companies chosen by the California Energy Commission among 35 applications to install chargers along Interstate 5, Highway 99 and US Route 101. The other companies who successfully bid on the contracts are NRG EV Services, Recargo and EV Connect.
The contracts have been recommended by CEC staff, but have not yet been awarded. They will likely be considered for approval by the CEC at an April 13 meeting. An earlier version of this post stated that ChargePoint had already been awarded the contract.
ChargePoint, a public charging network operator with more than 26,500 charging locations, has been recommended for a $4-million contract from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to install fast charging stations along several California highways.
The CEC has proposed to award a total of $8.8 million in grants for fast chargers along the state’s north-south highway corridors.
Each proposed ChargePoint location will include a 50 kW Express DC fast charging station, equipped with both SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors, as well as Level 2 charging stations.
The project also includes two showcase sites with scalable intelligent energy storage management systems and a solar generation system that can charge the stationary storage and/or export power to the grid.
“The West Coast Electric Highway is key to expanding access to infrastructure, especially in rural, disadvantaged communities, to drive EV adoption,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “This project will support EV drivers in their daily travel and give drivers range confidence for longer distance travel.”