The grants will help to increase the availability of public EV charging stations in sectors such as hospitality and multifamily housing. Currently, there are 2,139 Level 2 and DC fast charging stations with 5,100 ports in Texas, serving around 150,000 registered EVs, or about one charge port for every 30 EVs.
However, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) predicts that by 2028, 1 million Texans will be driving EVs, increasing the demand for public chargers.
Universal EV Chargers has also received grants for charging station installations in Ohio, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The company, which was launched in 2021 as a division of Universal Green Group, has been a solar energy competitor in Texas and the Southwest since 2009.