Interview of the Week: Josh Aviv of Spark Charge

Getting more electric vehicles on the road is a crucial part of lowering greenhouse gas emissions and reducing air pollution. In addition to making EVs more affordable, charging must become more accessible and convenient–especially for people living in “charging deserts.”

That’s where the mobile charging company, Spark Charge, comes in. CEO and Founder, Josh Aviv sat down with us to explain the need for EV owners to have the charge come to them, all with an app on their phone. This will also go a long way in making EV ownership more equitable for all Americans. As Josh explained,

“When we look at electrical vehicle adoption for everyone, if we want EVs to be a viable option for every American then we need to make charging accessible for every American. If I live in a charging desert, I’m now barred from joining this green revolution—I can’t even charge the car. If you look at an ad for an EV, it shows a two-car garage, clean cars parked side by side, with maybe a couple of powerwalls attached to it. But in reality, 80-90% of all Americans live in apartment complexes, condos, duplexes, and high-rises and if you can’t make charging accessible for those individuals, then you’re really going to have a hard time getting 100% [EV] penetration across the United States.”

 

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