Future Fisker customers can take advantage of a more comprehensive purchasing process thanks to a new agreement between the electric vehicle automaker and EV Connect. EV Connect has entered into an exclusive service agreement with Fisker Automotive to service and install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at both Fisker dealerships and customer sites.
Customers visiting one of the 47 Fisker Automotive dealerships in the United States and Canada will start the EVSE installation process as part of the Karma buying experience. EV Connect will ship the charging equipment directly to the Karma owner’s home or place of business, perform an EV Ready site assessment, install the system, handle all permitting requirements and serve as the single point of contact for Fisker EVSE.
Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect, comments on this milestone moment for his company: “This is the point that my team—and our industry—has been working towards over the past decade. We have been working hard to innovate around the charging experience and make EV-readiness a streamlined and efficient process. As Karmas begin to grace our streets and highways, we know that we’ve played a critical role in the infrastructure charging experience required to achieve EV-readiness. We’re proud to support the launch of these broad national efforts with the elite Fisker team.”
The first of the new EVSE installations will begin in July with both dealership and customer installs planned. While EV Connect has a long history with electric vehicle infrastructure projects here in the United States, it will be the company’s first foray into the Canadian market. EV Connect will be using its certified contractor network, contractors with previous EV infrastructure experience in Canada, to complete EVSE installs in that country.
EV Connect has been involved with electric vehicle infrastructure projects since the launch of the GM EV1 in the 1990s. This relationship with the GM EV1 is now coming full circle. Last year EV Connect was awarded a $1.9 million contract to upgrade more than 600 EV1-era charging stations in California.