The future is here; is your business ready for it?
No matter what industry you find yourself in – transportation, building development, delivery, or even government or community management – you’ll likely need to sort out a plan for the impending EV revolution.
With this in mind, we have Galina Harris, our VP Projects at Catch, here today to share some insights on what you should know as green technology begins to rule the road – and how Catch can help your business stay ahead of the pack.
EVerything You Need to Know About EVs
Why EVs Matter
The times are a’ changing.
Where once we had to be wired to the wall to make a phone call, we now have tiny supercomputers in our pockets. Once we listened to CDs, we now stream unlimited amounts of music over the air. As we move towards a more environmentally-friendly world that is increasingly reliant on green energy, we’re seeing a shift away from fossil fuels towards electric vehicles (EVs). This trend shows no signs of slowing down, and Catch is committed to being a preferred partner in this new energy landscape.
“When considering the prevailing technologies, market trends, and political climate, it becomes apparent that EVs are the direction in which the industry is headed,” Harris told us as we began conversing on the subject. “The shift towards green energy is undeniable, and we are no longer solely reliant on oil and gas. However, we understand that fossil fuels still play a significant role in our energy ecosystem. At Catch, we are committed to being at the forefront of this change and being a preferred partner from the outset. We are dedicated to developing innovative and sustainable solutions that will help us move towards a more diverse and resilient energy landscape.”
This isn’t simply idle speculation on Harris’s part, either. Beyond maintaining an expert read on industry trends and patterns, Harris is referring to solid evidence suggesting these changes will be implemented within the industry sooner rather than later: government legislation.
Looking Ahead to 2035
A person doesn’t need to search very far on the world wide web to find data and details about the impending changes headed for the energy and automotive industries. All you need to do is type “Canada 2035” into a search engine, and the results tell the tale: at least 20% of vehicle sales in Canada must be zero emission by 2026; at least 60% by 2030; and finally, 100% by 2035. That’s not more than a decade for Canadians to switch to zero-emission vehicles – and less than three years until that first 20% milestone!
Luckily, the government isn’t just letting businesses be hung out to dry by these new regulations, as Harris explained to us.
“Looking at the legislation, we know that the government is investing in several grants, incentives, and programs to try and promote sustainable practices and to encourage businesses to start moving in that direction,” she told us. “Catch can provide the experience and the ability for companies to execute on those projects – because now, thanks to those programs, they actually can start executing on them. There’s no longer a limitation on capital: if a company wants to be green, it can go ahead and do so, which is great.”
Setting the Standard in the EV Environment
It’s becoming increasingly clear that sustainability is the way of the future, and everybody who recognizes that fact wants to be the business leading their industry or sector there.
As an engineering firm that prides itself on its forward-thinking, leading-edge approach, Catch likewise aims to be an industry pioneer.
“Since mid-last year, we have been partnering with a leading global fuel distributor to facilitate the design, building, and deployment of more than 50 electric vehicle charging stations at gas stations throughout the contiguous United States. These charging stations were established in multiple states, including Texas, Michigan, Ohio, California, and New Jersey, among others.”
Harris detailed for us. “Catch Engineering handled all the electrical engineering required for the installation: the single line, the trench details, the power systems study, the cable sizing, the panel schedule, all of it. We plan to do more of the same this year, too, ideally on an even bigger scale.”
“Our work is going to expand into fleet projects as well,” Harris continued. “We’re working with businesses who operate large numbers of delivery vehicles that are also starting to make that pivot toward EV-centric operations – a switch that’s becoming a common theme throughout those sorts of industries, to say the least!”
Bringing the Catch Difference to Your EV Project
In a sector that’s as new as EV technologies, you might wonder what Catch offers that other engineering firms don’t. After all, if everyone’s just starting from square one, no one can really have much of a competitive advantage yet…can they?
Well, maybe not, but that’s a bit of a moot point – because while other businesses might just be finding their feet in the EV space, Catch Engineering is already well off to the races.
“It comes down to our experience, first and foremost,” Harris said. “EV isn’t new to Catch – we’re at the point where we’re refining and applying our knowledge here, rather than trying to build it up from scratch like many other engineering firms might be looking to do right now.
“Our expertise comes not just from knowledge accrued on recent projects but from the people and engineers we employ. Catch is a team of leading experts in their fields who can read the codes, understand the legislation, and create designs that comply with the standards as they’re rolled out.”
The Final Word on Sustainable EV Solutions
Electric vehicles and sustainable energy are the way of the future – and Catch Engineering is once again endeavoring to stay on the cutting edge of this new and innovative technology to be your partner of choice when it comes to providing forward-facing EV solutions.
“If you’re not keeping up, you’re going to be left behind,” Harris concluded for us on the subject. “Catch is aiming to put itself in a position where we’ll be equipped to confidently lead the way forward because, ultimately, we have a deadline in front of us: 2035. It’s up to us to get there – and time does fly.”
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat EV projects with us today, Galina Harris – we couldn’t appreciate it more!
Do you have an EV or related sustainable energy project your business wants to move forward with? Partner with Catch Engineering to help make it a reality – contact us to learn more about the Catch Difference today.