“As an approved network provider, EV Connect will participate in one of the country’s most advanced utility-driven EV charging infrastructure initiatives and one of the few companies participating in the Demand Response (DR) initiatives established by the program,” the company says in a statement.
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.
Started in 2016, the Charge Ready pilot program added more than 1,000 EV chargers at more than 100 sites in the SoCal Edison service area.