According to consultancy Research in China, the country is aiming to build 12,000 centralised charging stations and 4.8 million distributed charging stations by 2020. President Xi Jingping has mandated that remote, poor and rural communities, which often lack sufficient utility grid connections, be served by EV charging infrastructure while at the same time championing China’s pivot to renewable and sustainable New Energy sources. Envision Solar regards China as a significant potential market for its products.
Envision Solar’s President and CEO, Desmond Wheatley, is currently visiting China with the US/China Chamber of Commerce as part of an industrial enterprise trip during which he is meeting with government officials and industry leaders to grow the Company’s international business. The Chinese patent was issued on 9th March.
Prior to visiting China Mr. Wheatley was in Delhi, India as part of a US trade delegation accompanying Energy Secretary, Rick Perry. Mr. Wheatley also visited Dubai where he met with the Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA), the governmental department responsible for the installation of EV charging infrastructure.
Envision Solar’s EV-Standard product is patent pending while patent applications for future products are currently being drafted.
“Our core US business is going from strength to strength” said Desmond Wheatley, “and we are growing our intellectual property portfolio with meaningful patents covering products which we believe address gaps in the rapidly growing industries we target. Our patented EV ARC is now covered in China – the fastest growth market for EVs in the world. I’m convinced that EV-Standard and our other developing products will enjoy equal or greater success.”
Image: Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley (right) in discussions with Energy Secretary, Rick Perry in Delhi, India this past week
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