San Diego-based Envision Solar has secured a contract from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to supply state and local agencies with the company’s EV ARC portable solar-powered EV chargers. The first purchase order is for 11 units, to be delivered within the next 90 days for around $750,000.
The EV ARC is a standalone solar-powered charging station that requires no foundation, trenching, or grid connection. It fits inside a standard parking space and generates enough renewable energy to provide an average of 150 electric miles each day, according to the company. The energy is stored in a 22 kWh on-board battery pack. A tracking system enables the solar array to follow the sun for more efficient generation. Envision has already provided units for the city of Shasta Lake and the San Diego Airport.
“Caltrans is one of the biggest and most innovative departments of transportation in the world,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “We look forward to fulfilling many more orders in the coming months and are delighted to be off to such a promising start with the State of California.”
Source: Envision Solar