National Car Charging (NCC), an independent electric vehicle charging station reseller and installer, has been awarded a multi-year charging station procurement contract for non-networked DC fast charging infrastructure with the State of California through the California Department of General Services (DGS).
The California Legislature recently appropriated general funds to DGS Office of Sustainability (OS) to support the installation of EV charging infrastructure. Through DGS’ request for proposal process, NCC was selected to be the exclusive non-networked DC fast charging provider for the state.
Accelerating California's Build-Out of the Clean Energy Infrastructure
As part of California's sustainability efforts, the state has set a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and 100% clean electricity by 2045.
To accelerate this transition and help reach the goal to install 250,000 chargers, the state is investing over $10 billion for zero-emission cars, trucks, buses and infrastructure as part of the historic $52-plus billion California Climate Commitment.
National Car Charging will be fulfilling the contract with Kempower DC fast chargers. Headquartered in Finland, Kempower recently opened their U.S. plant in Durham, N.C.
The new plant will produce the Kempower Power Unit, Kempower Station Charger, Kempower Movable Charger, and Kempower Satellite DC fast charging solutions (level 3) - all of which will be available to public entities and qualifying non-profits throughout the state of California.
According to Jim Burness, CEO and founder of National Car Charging, Kempower was chosen "because of their quality, small footprint and modularity,” adding that "They’re also ideal for California because of their unprecedented uptime and their ability to withstand the climate extremes. Their products are extremely versatile and can charge a wide variety of vehicles including cars, medium and heavy trucks, school and transit buses, heavy equipment, emergency vehicles, watercraft and more.”
National Car Charging and the Public Charging Arena
More than 60% of NCC's current work is in the public space. NCC has been awarded EVSE procurement contracts in seven other states and has been selected to participate in more than eight different public and private cooperative buying programs throughout the country.
NCC has installed more than 11,000 EV charging ports across 48 states, 1,100 clients and dozens of business channels, according to the company.
The three-year exclusive non-networked DC fast charging procurement is active as of December 20, 2023.