The electric vehicles (EV) revolution is happening. Almost weekly, a new auto manufacturer announces a new EV. As EVs become more prevalent, so will the need for EV charging stations. A10 represents a large EV charging company that is headquartered in the United States with operations across the globe. A10’s knowledge of federal, state, and international markets has enabled us to be an extension of the sales team while also driving policy.
In 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted it had secretly and deliberately installed a “defeat device,” software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators. As punishment, VW must invest $2 billion in Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) charging infrastructure and promote ZEVs. In addition, VW must invest $800 million in California and $1.2 billion throughout the rest of the nation over the next decade. Since the settlement, state governments have issued VW grants to install EV charging stations.
A10’s client pursues and often wins VW grants. A10 works with our client to position the organization well ahead of any potential grant through conversations with key officials about the benefits of the client’s product.
In addition, A10 works with key leaders inside state and local government to include letters of support to supplement our client’s application. Our strategy has proven successful, as our client has won multimillion-dollar grant awards in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and numerous other states.
By speaking and listening to a particular state’s unique needs regarding EV charging, A10 works with our client to hear what each state may need. For example, when winning the Florida opportunity, our client included modular battery storage and solar canopies to further support the energy grid’s strength.
A10 is extremely proud to represent innovative companies transforming America’s transportation and look forward to more EV charging projects being completed in the near future