|Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, outdoor advertising, EV charging and energy security product company, announced today that the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) has ordered 13 EV ARC™ units against the California State Contract awarded to Envision Solar in 2015 and renewed in 2016.
FCRTA will deploy the 13 EV ARC™ solar powered EV chargers as part of their ongoing innovative efforts to reduce harmful emissions in Fresno County. This deployment will be the first countywide deployment of solar powered EV charging and the first to target disadvantaged communities. FCRTA worked with the Department of Transportation and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to realize this ground breaking pollution reduction program, which will allow local members of the community to “drive on sunshine.”
The EV ARC™ units will charge electric vehicles and also be equipped with emergency power panels, which can be used in the event of a blackout or brownout. First responders can depend on them as a highly reliable source of emergency power. FCRTA’s deployment of EV ARC™ units will be the first countywide deployment of EV chargers, which also provide life-saving emergency power during disasters such as earthquakes, terrorist acts or other severe events.
“We are dedicated to helping the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District meet its air quality goals and to making the people of our community safer during emergencies,” said Moses Stites, FCRTA General Manager. “Transportable solar powered EV chargers that also provide emergency power deliver a highly compelling value proposition and allow us to do both.”
“This is one of the most innovative and meaningful deployments of EV ARC products yet,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “We are delighted that our products will not only help to clean the air and make fueling less economically burdensome for the hard working people of Fresno County, but also keep them safe during the times when they need electricity the most.”
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and does not reduce available parking in any way. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™ system, which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 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. The EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind and is deployed in minutes. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the Company’s San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other highly talented, mission-driven team members.