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