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Empowering Environmental Sustainability: Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging in Irvine

The installation showcases the company’s commitment to sustainability.

At Yunex Traffic, we’re committed to advancing sustainability. From major projects to incremental steps, we are faithful to the mission of leaving the planet in better condition than we found it. One example of that commitment comes in Irvine, California where we’re about to install four new vehicle charging stations at the city’s Civic Center.

Situated in the southeastern part of Los Angeles, Irvine, California, the 13th largest city in the state, is part of California’s remarkable journey toward environmental sustainability. While the Golden State currently ranks as the 5th greenest in the nation, it continues to make strides. This summer marked a historic moment as one out of every four cars sold in California was a zero-emission vehicle. This achievement reflects the state’s commitment to reducing emissions. In April of this year, California also celebrated surpassing its goal of selling 1.5 million electric vehicles to date, a testament to its dedication to a greener future.

A Contract Based on Trust

Based in part on our history of providing full-service traffic equipment maintenance for the city, Irvine contracted with Yunex Traffic to install four new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Irvine Civic Center, the main city hub housing its council offices and police department. This is a need-driven expansion, and the new EV charging units will add to the six chargers already in place. While the city is providing the chargers and electrical infrastructure, we’ll be doing the installation and setup. Because even small-scale deployments symbolizes our dedicated efforts towards achieving zero emissions.

A versatile approach to EVCI

Demanding people drive electric vehicles but not having enough chargers in the right place, at the right time is a choke point. At Yunex Traffic, we’re charger agnostic. We have the necessary expertise and skills, and we’ll install, maintain and build infrastructure for chargers from any company to contribute to a zero emissions world. In Irvine, we’re installing Charge Point chargers, but they could be from any brand because for EVs to be sustainable and viable, charging station deployment must keep pace.

Rodney Mathis, CEO of Yunex Traffic US, believes this deployment and others like it, go to the company’s commitment to sustainability. “What we’re doing in Irvine, California may be small but it’s also mighty,” he said. “To use a baseball analogy, zero emissions will be achieved with home runs, but also with singles and doubles. The point for us is, we’re committed to the game.”

Charging ahead: The future of EVCI

In 2022, there were an estimated 150,000 public chargers in the United States. Last year, as part of its infrastructure bill, the federal government announced plans to release $7.5 billion to build 500,000 additional public EV chargers by 2030, so at Yunex Traffic, we expect there’ll be many more Irvines occurring throughout the nation in the next seven years.

Mathis says the charger installation has implications well beyond four chargers. “At Yunex Traffic, we really are full service. Regardless of manufacturer, installation and maintenance are among our core competencies and where there’s an opportunity to do something that will contribute to air quality and the health of our planet, we’ll work just as hard to get it done,” he said. “In that case, we all win.”