Envision Solar International launches new solar-powered EV charging product

Written By: Stratton Report
February 14, 2017


On February 14, Envision Solar International, Inc., an EV charging product company, launched its new Envision’s EV ARC product at the Rancho Park Golf Course where it is providing solar powered EV charging and emergency power capabilities.

Councilmember Paul Koretz, who took part in a public unveiling of the product, observed:

Los Angeles continues to lead the way in the fight against climate change. The EV ARC™ is an innovative way to do that and, at the same time, to help cities with essential emergency preparedness.

Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board noted: “This pilot project is yet another demonstration of why the City of Los Angeles is known as a national leader on sustainability and electrification. With more than a quarter-million electric cars on the road across California, deploying innovative technology like the EV ARC™ where drivers live, work and play help make it easier to drive electric.”

Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar remarked: “Los Angeles is continuing to show leadership both in climate action and disaster preparedness. I’m very proud that they have chosen our American-made secure solar powered EV charging station to show that you can drive on sunshine and save lives with our solar powered energy storage units.”

Matthew Rudnick, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Department of Recreation and Parks commented: “We are thrilled to host and pilot the EV ARC™ here at Rancho Park Golf Course. This pilot effort will help the City evaluate the EV ARC™, while we work to expand publicly available EV charging opportunities and strengthen our emergency preparedness toolkit.”

Envision stressed that the EV ARC fits inside a parking space, does not reduce available parking, and generates enough electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The energy is stored in the product’s energy storage for charging day or night or for use by first responders during grid outages.