ImpactAlpha, Mar. 31 – The U.S. will need to add roughly 20 million electric-vehicle charging stations by 2030, per McKinsey. The South Central L.A.-based startup, founded a year ago by Kameale Terry and Evette Ellis, has inked maintenance and repair contracts with electric-vehicle charging networks including EV Connect, ABB and SparkCharge.
The company hires and trains electric vehicle service technicians, guaranteeing them at last $30 an hour and shares in the company. The founders want “to make sure that we are building a robust, equitable workforce for the local community,” says Ellis.
Investors in the round, which values the company at $11 million, include Trucks VC, Kapor Capital, JFF, Energy Impact Partners and The Fund. The founders are part of the Elemental Excelerator and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (see, “Solving for climate justice is giving these Black investors an edge in the green economy”).