Envision Solar (Nasdaq: EVSI) has launched a new generation of its EV ARC solar-powered EV charging stations. This evolution of the signature EV ARC series, already used in more than 100 US municipalities, sports a re-engineered S-curved column with electronic components and energy storage elevated to the underside of the sun-tracking solar canopy. As a result, the new design is flood-proof to 9.5 feet, and provides extra space to park on the cambered ballast pad. An engineering improvement to EnvisionTrak, the Company’s patented sun tracking technology, means that the solar array can be deployed through a 360-degree arc, and can therefore accommodate any angled parking space.
“We never stop listening to our customers, and their wishes have informed several significant improvements for the EV ARC 2020,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “The new form factor expands emergency preparedness and energy resiliency, and serves areas threatened by floods and rising sea levels, while continuing to offer all the benefits delivered by the previous generation of EV ARC products.”
The EV ARC 2020 is an off-grid solar-powered EV charger that requires no trenching, no construction, no permitting, no utility bill, and can be deployed in minutes. It generates enough solar electricity per day to power up to 225 miles of EV driving. EV ARC DC fast charging systems provide up to 1,100 miles per day. Energy is stored in the EV ARC product’s on-board energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide EV charging and emergency power during grid failure.
Envision’s zero-touch deployment capability allows it to be delivered safely and hygienically. The company’s deployment deliver the fully operational product to the site and depart after completing a sanitizing process for all user interfaces.
“Nearly 40 percent of the US population live in coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels,” added Mr. Wheatley. “Regions that are increasingly at risk from rising sea levels and other flood threats are looking for infrastructure that will survive and continue to fuel their vehicles and provide emergency power. The EV ARC 2020 gives them a fueling solution and a source of emergency power that is sustainable, reliable, green and will continue to provide service during and after the most severe conditions.”
Source: Envision Solar