Envision Solar International, Inc., the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Long Beach, California will deploy its EV ARC™ products at the City's Fleet Services Bureau to provide emissions-free EV charging and emergency power.
"Fleet Services is proud to offer a solar charging option that supplies clean power for City vehicles," said Dan Berlenbach, Fleet Services Bureau Manager. "These portable units will provide additional flexibility as we work through the transition to electric vehicles as well as emergency power capability."
The City of Long Beach is leading an aggressive campaign to electrify their fleet. The two EV ARC™ units will be used to support this effort. The EV ARC™ products fit seamlessly into Long Beach's sustainability plan as well as many other cities in the United States that are pushing sustainability goals forward with urgency.
"We're very happy that the City of Long Beach has selected EV ARCs for their Fleet Services Bureau," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. "Cities and their policy makers all over the U.S. are seeking to meet today's mobility challenges with increasing urgency and the speed and versatility of EV ARC products solve so many problems for them. We're delighted to play the role of problem solver for our growing list of municipal customers."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the municipal market to be an important area of focus for our sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC™ products for New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Boulder, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Santa Cruz, Indio, Maywood, and others. The Company is currently fulfilling orders for New York City, the City of Oakland and others. The Company's municipal pipeline is expanding.
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space without reducing available parking and generates and stores enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC™ product is a permanent solution but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products power Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging and can work with a customer's existing EV charging service provider. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission-driven team members.