DC fast chargers are getting installed along the West Coast Green Highway and making the idea of an EV traveling the 1,300 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border more of a reality each day. ChargePoint has installed many Level 2 stations in Oregon and Washington in support of the green I-5 effort, and now they have their first DC fast charger at the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano.
ChargePoint is the largest network of independently owned charging stations connecting EV drivers to power in more than 14 countries. This particular station is owned and operated by EV-integrator, Evoasis. The 25kW charging station is now open to the public and located right off I-5 to offer EV drivers a quick and easy charging experience. Using a DC fast charger to power up takes about 60 minutes to fully charge an EV.
The Green Highway has a long way to go before EV owners can really contemplate worry free travel along the I-5 corridor, so until then we deal with our range anxiety, plan our trips carefully, and anxiously await the arrival of more DC fast charging stations like the one in San Juan Capistrano.