Calif. Electric Highway Complete
June 25, 2020—EV Connect and Trillium have announced the completion of California's Central Valley Electric Highway, according to a press release.
According to the release, electric vehicle drivers traveling through California's Central Valley now have more than 150 miles of State Highway 99 with fast-charging stations at three Love's Travel Shops along it in Ripon, Calif., Madera, Calif., and Tulare, Calif. The California Electric Highway is a network of charging stations along Interstate 5, Highway 99, and other primary roads throughout California.
The completions of the new charging stations expands California's portion of the nearly 4,000-mile West Coast Electric Highway aimed at providing charging stations every 25 to 50 miles. The initiative is funded through incentives and grants from the California Energy Commission.
The three Love's charging sites will feature rates of 50 or 150 kilowatts and accommodate charging for up to four vehicles at one time. The new charging stations use EV Connect's EV Cloud, a cloud-based software platform for managing electric vehicle charging infrastructure.