Envision Solar International, the US provider of solar PV charging units for electric vehicles, has announced that it has received its first Canadian order for the EV ARC solar-powered charging unit.
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The Canadian government launched a 3-year, $300 million EV rebate programme one year ago, in May 2019. However, the first-come-first-served fund was nearly half depleted only 8 months into the programme and Transport Canada noted that more than $134 million in rebates had been issued to 33,000 Canadians by January 2020. In 2019, EV sales made up 3 percent of Canadian vehicle sales, a year-over-year increase of 50 percent. Goals set last year have electric cars at 10 percent of all light-duty vehicle sales by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.
“Canada is the 10th fastest electric vehicle adopter in the world and is poised for continued growth” said Envision Solar’s CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “Uniquely, our products work anywhere they have access to the sky and this first Canadian order is consistent with our global growth plan.”
EV ARC units have already been deployed in the US, Brazil, Spain and the Caribbean.