Envision Solar International announced the latest delivery of EV ARC products to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The EV ARC products are providing both public and fleet charging at Granite Bay Main Beach and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Both locations are in remote areas where significant costs and challenges would be faced when installing traditional, utility grid-connected installations.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation chose EV ARC products because of their ease of installation and the 100% emissions-free driving delivered by the units using clean solar energy. The EV ARC products will allow park users, employees, and fleet vehicles to plug in and drive on sunshine in remote locations and/or where circuit deficiencies exist. The agency also appreciates the fact that while the EV ARC units provide a permanent EV charging solution they can also be moved if necessary to optimize usage.
“The California Department of Parks and Recreation is using our products to cost- effectively deliver EV charging in locations that might otherwise never have been able to offer that service,” said Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “We are delighted to continue to expand our business with them and look forward to enabling more clean, green and impact-free charging infrastructure for them in the future.”
With over 340 miles of coastline, 970 miles of lake and river frontage,15,000 campsites, and 4,500 miles of trails, the State Park System provides wonderful recreational, educational, and inspirational opportunities for over 67 million visitors a year. As the number of EVs on California’s roads grows, there will be an increasing requirement for the unique benefits offered by the EV ARC off-grid charging solution in these locations. Envision Solar considers Parks and Recreation agencies in California and across the US as likely areas of continued future growth.
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC fits inside a parking space without reducing available parking and generates 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 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.