Envision Solar’s EV ARC is a stand-alone solar-powered charger that fits inside a parking space and generates enough electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving each day. New York City has awarded the company a three-year contract worth $3.8 million. The city’s first order will be for at least thirty EV ARC units in 2017, making it the largest order in the company’s history so far.
The first units have already been delivered, and were featured at the city’s annual Fleet Show at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows. The EV ARC units charged EVs and supplied the event’s power needs before being relocated to their permanent locations at the World’s Fair Marina and Thomas Edison High School in Queens.
New York has also ordered the company’s ARC Mobility transportation system, which allows a single operator to pick up and move an EV ARC anywhere within a 1,500-mile radius. The EV ARC units will be deployed across the five boroughs and will be used to charge the city’s fleet of EVs.
Each EV ARC is also equipped with an emergency power panel, which allows first responders and utility personnel to use the EV ARC as an emergency generator during disasters or other grid outages.
Source: Envision Solar