The County of San Diego has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by replacing its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles and deploying EV charging infrastructure. The EV ARC units will provide the fleet with 100 percent clean power and contribute to the County’s goals of reducing grid-tied energy usage while utilising renewable energy, enabling San Diego County EVs to reliably drive on sunshine without paying for energy.
The units will also provide the County with a disaster preparedness solution which will continue to charge vital fleet vehicles during blackouts or other grid interruptions and also provide first responders with a reliable and clean source of power during disasters or when grid power is not available.
“We’re very happy that San Diego County has joined the growing number of jurisdictions who have selected EV ARCs to meet their e-mobility infrastructure challenges” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar, “Our products are in 13 states and 4 nations. It’s nice to grow our business in our home county too.”
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 3,007 counties and 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the local government market to be an important area of focus for its sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC products for the California counties of Marin and Fresno, as well as cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Long Beach, Boulder, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Santa Cruz, Indio, Maywood, and others. The Company’s municipal and county pipeline is expanding.
The EV ARC fits inside a parking space without reducing available parking and generates and stores enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC product’s energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure.
The system requires no trenching or foundations or installation work of any kind and can be deployed in minutes, also being able to be moved to a new location with ease. The units power Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging and can work with a customer’s existing EV charging service provider.
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