Electric car charging company EV Connect announces plans to expand into Canada. The networked businesses include partnerships with Volkwagen’s Electrify America or EVgo. Now EV Connect is opening the first office in Toronto.
The new business unit runs as EV Connect ULC and will offer the same trusted products and services as its parent company, says EV Connect. The statement mentions new Canadian clients and hires but fails to disclose any details or names.
The stated aim is to establish a network of value-added resellers (VARs) and installation companies to serve the Canadian market. Clients may include businesses, utilities, energy suppliers, multi-family properties, educational campuses, fleets, and the hospitality industry, claims EV Connect.
“We look forward to serving the Canadian market and lending our expertise to those who face the challenge of managing complex choices around hardware and software, network integrations, physical installations, and long-term management and maintenance of charging stations,” says Jordan Ramer, CEO and Founder of EV Connect.
The company considers itself a service-first company. EV Connect does, however, also offer hardware solutions through partners such as EVBox. Network agreements include Electrify America as well as EVgo in the US with both having access to the EV Connect network. An example of a software client in Australia’s Evie which relies on EV Connect technology in its high power charging network.
As mentioned above, it is unclear how many charging stations or partner EV Connect has in Canada, and our request for information is pending. The company only announces an app to come soon, enabling Canadian EV drivers to locate and pay at charging stations. As a guess, Electrify America also runs Electrify Canada with other existing partners stretching across borders.