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English Español Propel Fuels plans to launch EV charging network in California

Over 100 plug-in car models are projected to be available by 2022 as auto manufacturers continue to announce more affordable and practical EV options.

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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Propel Fuels announces plans to launch an electric vehicle (EV) charging network to bring fast and affordable access across the state of California. As millions of Californians transition to lower carbon transportation, Propel will begin testing its Propel Power network by Q4 of 2019, with broader roll-out targeted for 2020.

“We have been closely watching the EV market evolve for 15 years, and feel it has turned the corner towards the mainstream. Leveraging our expertise serving low carbon consumers, we see the opportunity to help remove the barriers and anxiety, providing a valuable, customer-first charging experience to help EVs truly break through”, said Propel CEO Rob Elam.

Propel has deployed a proprietary, low-carbon retail platform throughout California. The platform enables data-powered insights into low carbon customer values, behaviors, and demographics. The company will continue to grow its Diesel HPR and Flex Fuel E85 station platform, while extending its Propel Power network beyond the traditional fuel station environment.

Propel is currently engaged in the RFP and technical evaluation process, working with EV infrastructure manufacturers to combine Propel’s fuel consumer experience with new EV technologies. Propel invites interested technology partners to contact the company and participate in the RFP process.

450,000 EVs in California in 2018

California’s EV market has grown to roughly 450,000 vehicles in 2018 with a looming state mandate of 5 million zero emission vehicles on the road by 2030. The statewide shift towards cleaner and lower carbon fuels is stimulated by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and Cap & Trade policies — the state’s carbon pricing legislation that is regarded as the world’s most sweeping, sophisticated, and extensible. As the world’s 5th largest economy, and the largest fuel market in the U.S., California has fundamentally changed the economics of transportation fuels.

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