Envision Solar has announced the delivery of five EV ARC units to the City of Pittsburgh which will use the units to help provide emissions-free EV charging and serve as a source of emergency power during grid failures and other crisis situations.
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The EV ARC stations have been deployed at the Second Avenue Parking Plaza to provide solar-powered EV charging for the city’s fleet of electric vehicles. Pittsburgh is currently in the process of developing its third climate action plan to create policies and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within city limits. The EV ARC units will help Pittsburgh to deliver Mayor William Peduto’s sustainability and resiliency goals.
“As the City transitions to 100 percent fossil fuel free fleet by 2030, we’re looking at innovative and sustainable ways to power our vehicles” said Mayor Peduto. “The new chargers run completely on sunshine and are an exciting way for us to demonstrate our commitment to reducing the City’s carbon footprint and lead by example”.
Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision, added that the company is looking forward to helping Pittsburgh grow its EV charging infrastructure as it scales up its electric fleet.
The units are immune to grid interruptions and are also equipped with emergency power panels which allow first responders and other vital personnel to use the units as emergency generators during disasters or grid outages.