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SemaConnect Selected to Participate in New Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program for Northern and Central California

Station_Dual_CMS_bigSemaConnect, a leading provider of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions since 2010, announced that it has been selected to participate in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E’s) EV Charge Network program that officially launched on January 17, 2018. PG&E is scheduled to install 7,500 EV chargers at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California.

As EV adoption continues to develop in California, one of the biggest barriers remains – the lack of available places to charge. PG&E’s EV Charge Network will support the adoption of EVs by increasing access to charging in locations where it has traditionally been limited and where cars often sit for longer periods of time, like workplaces and apartment buildings.

Business partners interested in participating in the program can choose the charging equipment and services from a list of pre-qualified vendors that meet safety and quality standards. SemaConnect EV charging stations were selected as an option for customers participating in the program, representing smart, scalable solutions that are demand response and smart grid ready. In addition, SemaConnect’s leading cloud-based management platform allows businesses to manage all of their charging stations from a single login screen. They can view reports and usage on the program from a macro level or individually at the station level.

“We need more programs like this to expand EV charging infrastructure across the country,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “California utilities are leading the charge to foster widespread adoption of electric vehicles, and in the days to come, their programs will provide a template for other utilities nationwide. California is way ahead of the game and other states should take notice. SemaConnect is proud to be part of the program and we feel that our open standards provide businesses and consumers with the most flexibility when it comes to charging EVs. “

PG&E’s EV Charge Network program will pay for and build the infrastructure from the electric grid to the charger. Additionally, PG&E will offset a portion of the charger cost for all participating customers, based on the site and location. Multifamily and workplace properties that are PG&E customers based in Northern and Central California can learn more about and apply for the program at www.pge.com/evcharge. They can also contact Ryan Zulewski of SemaConnect directly at
(951) 850-0903 or via email to ryan.zulewski@semaconnect.com.

 

 

About SemaConnect:

SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. The company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments since its founding in 2008, for companies such as CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner to municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.semaconnect.com.


SemaConnect Selected to Build Out, Operate and Maintain EV charging Infrastructure

SemaConnect Wins First Contract to Build Workplace and Multifamily Electric Vehicle Charging Sites as part of $2B Investment

Sema_EA_Branding4SemaConnect has won the opportunity to help Electrify America build a premier network of workplace and multifamily EV charging stations in 12 cities across the United States. This investment by Electrify America is its first targeting multifamily and workplace locations and is part of Electrify America’s plan to invest $2 billion over the next 10 years in zero emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness.

SemaConnect’s award includes performing full lifecycle services for Electrify America, including project site selection, site design, EV charging equipment delivery, site construction and on-going network and maintenance services for the duration of the Electrify America 10 year program. In performing these program management responsibilities, SemaConnect will tap leading workplace and multifamily commercial property firms to identify host sites across 12 target cities which include: Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The Electrify America program funds the purchase and installation of EV charging stations as well as their maintenance for up to 10 years. “This is huge for the entire industry,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “A rising tide lifts all boats, and this is something that will benefit everyone in the industry. It also helps consumers make an easier transition to electric vehicles. The more locations there are to charge vehicles, the more EVs we will see on the road.”

SemaConnect’s Electrify America contract also includes delivering SemaConnect’s smart EV charging equipment, cloud-based management software and network technology to participating workplace and multifamily properties. Since the start of the mass market EV industry in 2011, SemaConnect’s EV charging technology has established a track record of reliability and exceptional performance and has embraced open standards and interoperability.

About SemaConnect:
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. The company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments since its founding in 2008, for companies such as CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner to municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.semaconnect.com.

 

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PlugShare users on Android can ‘Pay With PlugShare’ at SemaConnect EV charging stations

SemaConnect expands driver choice as only truly open leading EV Charging Station provider

WASHINGTON D.C.— SemaConnect, a leader in electric vehicle charging solutions in North America, has launched the “Pay With PlugShare” payment system on the Android platform, adding to PlugShare’s iOS app using this feature. PlugShare is the most widely used app for finding places to charge electric cars. Now, Android users on PlugShare can use the app to find SemaConnect charging stations, check availability and pay for the charge, all within the PlugShare app.

“PlugShare is the most widely used app for EV drivers to find charging stations, so collaborating to provide drivers a better charging experience is a no-brainer,” said Mahi Reddy, CEO of SemaConnect. “EV drivers have enough hurdles, so the “Pay with PlugShare” feature provides drivers a convenient payment option and eliminates a hurdle. It also shows how an open driver network, like SemaConnect’s, benefits EV drivers and station owners alike.

“The “Pay With PlugShare” feature on the app works with all SemaConnect Series 6 smart charging stations, a network of thousands of EV charging stations available nationwide. The SemaConnect network is made up of property owners¬, business owners and managers who provide EV charging as a service. SemaConnect provides EV station owners with a smart solution and the ability to easily control access, set usage fees, monitor energy use and benefit from utility incentive programs such as off-peak pricing.

“The PlugShare app combines a sleek user experience with a station directory that is unmatched in this industry,” said Roman Stanchak, lead software architect at SemaConnect. “PlugShare is a pioneer in this industry, seeking simple, pragmatic solutions to interoperability,” continued Stanchak. “PlugShare pioneered this approach toward interoperability by leveraging SemaConnect’s open platform, and we’re excited to launch the next generation of this feature, which extends this convenience to Android users.

“To watch a video and learn more about the “Pay with PlugShare” feature for the Android and iOs platforms, visit https://pay.plugshare.com/.

About SemaConnect
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. Since its founding in 2008, the company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments for many companies, including CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner of municipal, parking, multifamily property, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.semaconnect.com.

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Media Contact:
Jesus Ferro 
jesus.ferro@semaconnect.com
301 352 3730 x 225 


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