California's state leaders marked a significant achievement on Monday, celebrating the installation of 10,000 fast chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) ahead of schedule. The celebratory event took place at the El Mercado Plaza Shopping Center in Union City, where newly installed EVgo direct current fast chargers, funded by the state, were showcased.
This accomplishment fulfills the goal set by then-Governor Jerry Brown in 2018. Since the announcement of that goal, the number of fast chargers has nearly quadrupled, surging from 2,657 to over 10,000 today.
As per data from the US Department of Energy (DOE) Alternative Fuels Data Center, California currently boasts 10,122 DC Fast charging EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) ports, encompassing both public and private installations. Each EVSE port supplies power for charging one vehicle at a time, despite having multiple connectors. The infrastructure housing EVSE ports is sometimes referred to as a charging post, which can accommodate one or more EVSE ports.
Among these ports, 179 are temporarily unavailable, accounting for 1.8% of the total. The majority, 9,937 ports, are accessible to the public, making up 98% of the total. Notably, 6,029 of these ports, representing 60% of the total, are Tesla Superchargers.