Envision Solar International, Inc., (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, today announced that Maricopa County, Arizona has issued a purchase order for the company’s patented EV ARC™ product. The purchase order was issued pursuant to a request for proposals issued by the County to which Envision Solar was the only qualified respondent, as there was no competing product that met the required specifications. This is the Company’s first sale of an EV ARC™ in Arizona.
Maricopa County will use the EV ARC™ unit, equipped with a ChargePoint EVSE, to charge its growing fleet of electric vehicles (EVs). The EV ARC™ will continue to provide EV charging and a source of power via its emergency power panel during a blackout or other grid interruption. The EV ARC™ can be deployed in minutes without difficult and disruptive permitting, electrical work and construction. In addition, the solar energy used to charge fleet vehicles will enhance Maricopa County’s carbon reduction initiatives.
“We are happy to add Arizona to the growing list of states using our products,” said Desmond Wheatley, Envision Solar’s CEO. “Arizona’s solar resource is second to none and I have found an enthusiastic audience whenever I have presented to fleet managers there. We look forward to this being the first of many such orders for EV ARC™ and our EV ARC™ 2020 DC fast charging product as Arizona transitions to electrified transportation.”
Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ and EV ARC™ HP products fit inside single parking spaces without reducing available parking. The EV ARC™ product generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. EV ARC™ HP DC fast charging systems provide up to 1,100 miles per day. The EV ARC™ system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ (patented) which causes the solar array to follow the sun, generating up to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s on-board energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide EV charging and emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC™ product is a permanent solution that provides Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company’s San Diego facility by highly talented, mission-driven team members, including combat veterans, individuals with disabilities and other underserved demographics.