As implementation partner for the $1.9 million project, EV Connect will upgrade legacy chargers throughout California, providing adaptations to accommodate existing electric vehicles, while updating charger stations to the new SAE-J1772 standard of new car models.
In anticipation of new car models entering the market from companies such as Nissan, Coda Automotive, General Motors, Ford and Fisker Automotive, among others, work is slated to start in the fall of 2010 and finish by winter of 2011.
ClipperCreek, as its predecessor company, EVI, installed at least half of the existing electric vehicle infrastructure (approximately 3,000 stations) in California. In many cases, this will allow reuse of the existing pedestal to avoid any costly trenching or concrete work. ClipperCreek’s pedestals are designed to the standard infrastructure footprint avoiding costly upgrade work.