As the first major electric vehicle (EV) charging bundle developed through its recently established Partner Program, EV Connect and EVOCHARGE recently announced the release of the LADWP Bundle, an EV charging solution designed specifically for customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
Participants in the LADWP Charge Up LA! program now have a full-service option to deploy EV charging stations specifically designed by EV Connect and EVOCHARGE to meet the program's requirements and ensure a positive deployment experience. The bundle offers tight integration of EV charging station hardware and management software, turnkey installation services, an extended five-year warranty, 24-hour customer support, and significant station uptime for EV drivers.
The LADWP Bundle is designed to make it easier and faster to deploy EV infrastructure at apartment buildings, workplaces, and in disadvantaged communities. EV Connect and EVOCHARGE will provide hardware and software that is tightly integrated and OCPI certified to work together reliably, and leverages a local distribution hub to serve deployment as well as long-term operation and service needs. Site owners who leverage the LADWP Bundle will be assured that their drivers can always get white-glove support through the EV Connect Call Center, 24/7/365, and a five-year warranty on the station to ensure it keeps working. Los Angeles drivers can use the EV Connect app, which uses location-based service, to find, access, and securely pay for EV charging.
"For widespread EV adoption, charging EVs needs to be easy and convenient. EVOCHARGE is committed to delivering leading EV charging solutions to locations where EV drivers charge most," said Josh Kiewic, vice president and general manager of EVOCHARGE. "EVOCHARGE's networked charging stations support true open protocol network standards, allowing us to work with open protocol network providers such as EV Connect to provide a tightly integrated charging solution to benefit property owners and EV drivers. The LADWP program's focus on multi-family housing and commercial properties continues to be a great step forward for EV charging infrastructure in Los Angeles. We look forward to continuing to develop additional EV charging solutions across the region and the United States."
Through the Charge Up LA! program, eligible LADWP territory commercial, multi-tenant, and workplace property owners and operators may use the rebate program's funding. To guarantee both station equipment and network systems work together, EV Connect simplifies the setup, management, and optimization of EV stations for businesses and drivers by certifying charging stations to ensure that they seamlessly accommodate the most common EV driver, site owner, and network operator use cases. EVOCHARGE offers a range of EV charging and cable management solutions to help make the LADWP's up and coming multi-unit dwellings, workplace, fleet, and public charging station deployments convenient.
"Apartment complexes, retail businesses, and workplace parking lots are not typically managed by EV charging experts, yet they are the ones who face the challenge of complex choices around hardware and software, network integrations, physical installations, and long-term management and maintenance of their charging stations," said Patrick Macdonald-King, chief operating officer at EV Connect. "We are proud to partner with EVOCHARGE to take the complexity out of deploying EV charging for LADWP customers with a turnkey way to accelerate the adoption of EVs and reduce transportation emissions."
For more information on the bundle, visit here.