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State energy agency taps EV Connect for $1.9 million project

Huntington Beach-based firm will update electric-vehicle infrastructure.

By OC METRO staffPublished: August 12, 2010 01:17 PM

The California Energy Commission has tapped Huntington Beach-based EV Connect to serve as implementation partner for its $1.9 million electric-vehicle infrastructure improvement project.

EV Connect, which will work alongside Auburn-based ClipperCreek and Tom Dowling, will upgrade charging stations throughout the state in order to adapt to new electric-vehicle car models from automakers such as Irvine-based Fisker Automotive, Nissan and General Motors, among others, and to accommodate existing green vehicles.

“By upgrading existing electric-vehicle charger stations across the state, California continues its leadership in promoting alternative fuel and plugin vehicle technology,” said Energy Commissioner Anthony Eggert.

The move is expected to help California prepare for a greener future and will provide advancements to the state's transportation network.

“We appreciate the CEC’s confidence in EV Connect to bring California’s legacy EV (electric-vehicle) infrastructure up to speed with existing technologies and standards," added Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect.

Work is expected to begin this fall, with the project slated for completion in 2011.

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