Beam Global deploys EV ARC EV charger for City of Costa Mesa in California

Beam Global, provider of innovative sustainable EV charging systems has announced that the City of Costa Mesa in Orange County, California, has deployed an EV ARC solar-powered EV charger to charge the Senior Centre electric shuttle bus and other city fleet electric vehicles.
Beam Global deploys EV ARC EV charger for City of Costa Mesa in California
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The system was purchased through the California Department of General Services (DGS) under Contract #1-18-61-16, which serves to simplify the government procurement process and make chosen solutions available statewide at the best negotiated pricing.

The City of Costa Mesa’s EV ARC charging system fits in a standard parking space and is equipped with a dual port ClipperCreek brand charger capable of charging two vehicles simultaneously. The solar-powered system generates and stores its own clean electricity and delivers that electricity to power EVs day or night, and during inclement weather and power outages. Off grid, flood proof to 9.5 feet and wind-rated to 125 mph, the product adds to the City’s energy resiliency and disaster preparedness. The charging system is transportable and can be relocated as City charging patterns emerge and change.

“The City of Costa Mesa continues to make excellent progress in our sustainability initiatives” said Salem Afeworki, Energy and Sustainability Services Manager at the City of San Diego. “The EV ARC solar EV charging station deployed at the Senior Centre provides clean energy to our electric shuttle bus for a zero emissions transportation option.”

Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley added that the City of Costa Mesa is demonstrating that the EV ARC can charge transit systems as well as sedans and that, with the lower total cost of ownership of EVs now being a broadly accepted fact, fleet electrification is being prioritised by federal, state and local governments as well as a growing number of commercial and enterprise operators.

“Skyrocketing gas prices due to current geo-political developments are only increasing the urgency” said Mr Wheatley. “The EV ARC is powered 100% by the sun with no grid connection to achieve zero emissions transportation.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s commitments to fast-track progress toward environmental goals includes $2 billion over four years in dedicated funding to zero-emission infrastructure, vehicles and equipment. This proposal follows the September 2020 mandate banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles in the state by 2035. The need for more sustainable EV charging infrastructure is also gaining traction at the national level, with President Biden announcing $7.5 billion for EV charging infrastructure.

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