New York City has placed an order for an additional 71 of Beam Global’s EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems. This is the city’s seventh order, and it brings its fleet of EV ARC EV charging systems to 160. The new units are flood-proof to 9.5 feet, wind-rated to 125 mph, and feature an emergency power panel for use by fleet operators and first responders during grid failures and extreme weather events.
New York City recently announced that it has met its 2025 goal of 4,000 EVs in its fleet three years early. Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley recently told Charged that, in the Big Apple, it can take up to two years to install a fixed, grid-tied charger, once all the environmental reviews, permitting, trenching and utility connections are done. That would seem to explain why the City government is keen on the EV ARC, which generates and stores its own energy, and requires no construction, permitting or electrical work.
Each of NYC’s EV ARC systems is equipped with a Beam factory-installed dual-plug EV charger from ChargePoint, to power the city’s fleet EVs.
“New York City is our largest municipal customer and they continue to lead in sustainable and resilient EV charging infrastructure” said Desmond Wheatley. “Their EV ARC systems are rapidly deployed without digging up city streets and parking areas, without expensive upgrades to city electrical circuitry, and without concern for high utility costs. Resiliency is very important to New York City, and the EV ARC’s ability to provide EV charging during grid outages and emergency power when needed by first responders is another great benefit for the city and their taxpayers—two birds with one stone.”
Source: Beam Global