Electrify America invests $2 million in Envision Solar infrastructure

Electrify America will invest $2 million in solar-powered EV charging stations from San Diego-based Envision Solar. Envision’s EV ARC 2020 charger is equipped with a 4.28 kW sun-tracking solar array, 32 kWh of on-board battery storage, and two Electrify America Level 2 chargers capable of charging speeds up to 6 kW.

The EV ARC 2020 is designed to be installed within minutes and to withstand winds up to 120 mph and floods up to 9.5 feet, according to Envision Solar. Electrify America will begin by installing 30 of the chargers in rural areas in California.

Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar, said, “Electric vehicles accounted for about eight percent of car sales in California in 2019 but EV penetration is still less than half a percent in rural areas. Electrify America’s deployment of our solar-powered EV charging products will help the state get closer to its goal of 250,000 charging stations by 2025.”

Source: Electrify America

  • jstack6

    They need to get the charging they have to be reliable and in more places first. a few weak solar charging spots won’t cut it. They prices to charge are also higher than Tesla . They need Solar shade at their locations, batteries to cover the demand hours and at least 2 J-1772 ports for hybrids and low power EVs.

  • SJC_1

    One acre of solar awning can power 50 cars per day over 100 miles each.