The three grant awards, which Electric Era helped secure with its partners and customers, will leverage Electric Era as the supplier for new fast charging installations in rural and Tribal communities in Snohomish, Kitsap, and Yakima counties.

“Our chargers will be installed and available at partner sites in months, instead of a year or longer for traditional EV fast charging stations that require electric grid updates and enable more accessibility for more EV drivers wherever they travel or live,” said Quincy Lee, founder and CEO of Electric Era.

The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded more than US$1m to fuel installation of the three premium, affordable PowerNode fast charging stations. These new installations, two of which are on Tribal lands in Wapato and Kingston, will connect EV drivers with Electric Era’s hyper-reliable, battery-backed fast charging technology in grid-constrained locations. A PowerNode charging station can deliver a 100-mile charge for a typical EV in less than 10 minutes, with the power to service more than 100 vehicles per day per charging station.

Grants were secured on behalf of convenience store and gas station location owners, which partnered with Electric Era as the EV fast charging supplier. Other project partners include a local nonprofit and area utilities.

The three grant awards are a part of the Washington State Department of Commerce effort to install 5,000 EV chargers in Washington state, more than half of which are planned for communities experiencing disproportionate health risks from fossil fuel pollution.