Envision Solar International, Inc., a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer, announced today that it has completed the engineering and fabrication of the world’s first fully autonomous, fully mobile, fully renewable Electric Vehicle Charging station. The EV ARC™ is ready to ship to customers.
The EV ARC™ is a cost-effective, easy-to-install, standalone solar charging station that requires no foundation, no trenching, no building permit and no grid connection.
Designed to fit inside one standard parking space the EV ARC™ does not reduce available parking because vehicles park on its ballasted pad. EV ARC is ADA compliant and will offer EV Charging day or night through the use of on board battery storage. The EV ARC™ is delivered to the customer site ready to operate and requires no installation work.
“EV ARC™ is a paradigm shifting technology product which should appeal to anyone who is interested in rolling out EV chargers,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. “The fact that these units are installed in minutes and can be moved without disrupting the host site makes EV Charger installation painless and available to anyone for the first time. They are very attractive and act as a billboard for sustainability. This product has a great deal of appeal and the pre-release interest has been very encouraging.”
Invented, engineered and fabricated in the United States, the EV ARC™ fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kWhrs per day that are stored and ready for use in the 22 kWhr on board battery storage. The system’s clean solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a conventional fixed array.
“One of the main prerequisites to mass adoption of electric vehicles is having broadly dispersed and rapidly deployed charging stations,” said Wheatley. “The EV ARC is ideal for any entity looking for rapid, hassle-free deployments of a charging infrastructure without all the challenges associated with conventional units. The fact that the energy is clean and renewable unlike 75 percent of America’s grid supplied electricity is important too. EV ARC™ makes EVs truly emissions free. It changes the deployment story and further advances us to a day when range anxiety is a thing of the past.”
The past year has seen a major uptick in deployments of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). This acceleration is a direct result of developments in the market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the EVSE market is expected to expand steadily as well. Unit sales of EVSE will rise from under 200,000 in 2012 to 3.8 million in 2020. According to the Pike Research study, 11.4 million EV charging stations will be in operation worldwide by 2020.
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, proprietary and architecturally accretive renewable energy systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s flagship products include the patented Solar Tree® array and Solar Tree® Socket™ solar shaded parking solutions with EnvisionTrak™, a proprietary and patent pending solar tracking machine, and SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.
Based in San Diego the company integrates only the highest quality components into its Made in America products ensuring long and trouble free service and timeless beautification of the parking lots they serve. This unique approach to the industry allows the company’s commercial and institutional customers to take full advantage of the value creation associated with transforming parking lots into beautiful, shaded, renewable energy generation plants shrouded in the “Green Halo.” Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information on Envision Solar, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746-0514.
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