Fort Lee-based Pioneer Power Solutions recently announced it will provide an E-Bloc system and other related custom control and protection equipment to Rove, a full-service charging center operator in Southern California on a mission to make charging electric vehicles fast, safe and reliable.
Pioneer Power’s innovative E-Bloc will help Rove develop one of its first full-service EV charging centers, which will include 40 direct-current ultrafast chargers, capable of reaching speeds up to 350 kilowatts — making a full charge possible in as little as 15 minutes.
Rove plans to utilize renewable energy, integrating onsite solar panels and battery storage, supported by E-Bloc, to supplement the use of electricity from the grid during peak times and support more sustainable energy use. Rove’s centers will include onsite amenities like a fresh market, lounge, free Wi-Fi and car wash.
Future Rove centers will be located in Santa Ana, Corona and Torrance, California, with plans to open 20 by 2026.
“Rove is a true innovator, creating a state-of-the-art, re-imagined EV charging experience that utilizes renewable energy and creates a compelling consumer experience,” Nathan Mazurek, Pioneer Power’s chairman and CEO, said. “We believe that Rove’s customer-centric centers will make EV charging not just safe, quick and reliable, but also convenient. We are proud to support this important initiative and believe that our highly flexible E-Bloc solution will help Rove to harness solar and other renewable energy sources and optimize environmental benefits. Rove has an aggressive growth strategy, and we hope to grow with them on this important journey.”
Rove CEO Nathan McDonnell added: “We are setting the standard for better public charging for all EVs. With dedicated, clean and convenient amenities, we hope our full-service centers become a destination for chargers in the region. The flexibility of Pioneer Power’s E-Bloc helps make this possible.”
“This order, booked during August and scheduled for delivery in 2024, supports our expectation of continued revenue growth,” added Mazurek.