- The Plug looks at electric vehicle repair and reskilling company ChargerHelp.
- Founders Kameale Terry and Evette Ellis walk through their journey to launching and capitalizing the company, intent on providing upward economic mobility for workers.
- Through the case study, learn how Terry and Ellis will meet the demand for the 130 million EVs that will be on U.S. roads by 2030
A merging of workforce development and making sense of the electric vehicle repair industry is at the heart of ChargerHelp, an on-demand EV repair company based in Los Angeles, CA. Founders Kameale Terry and Evette Ellis founded the company in 2020 and have a cohort of 20 trained technicians that service 15,000 EV charging stations across the country.
The two-fold approach of reskilling workers with tools that will meet future demand and federal mandates for electric vehicles and their charging stations allows technicians who look like the communities they serve and earn a livable wage of $30 an hour while gaining shares in the company.
“If we want industries to open up and use workforce development centers, these antiquated ways of doing business have to change,” Ellis told The Plug. “You need to be able to have a meeting where the company describes who its ideal candidate is and [workforce development finds] that person.”
ChargerHelp’s concept is catching on among investors who have backed the company with nearly $3 million in venture funding.
Key takeaways from what’s inside include:
- ChargerHelp founders on building an inclusive workplace.
- How the company is driving economic mobility through future of work training.
- The challenge of having fewer public EV charging stations in lower-income areas and the Biden administration’s goal for 500,000 public EV charging stations.
- Stepping up to meet the demand for the more than 130 million EVs that will be on the U.S. roads by 2030.
- The roadmap to overcoming barriers to funding and capitalizing on the rising demand for maintenance in the EV repair industry.
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