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Envision Solar to provide charging stations for EVs in Oakland, US

Published 15 August 2017

Envision Solar has been selected to install EV charging stations in the City of Oakland, California, US.

The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable alternative fuel. The City of Oakland has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward.

As part of the City's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide clean and reliable power, it intends to use solar as the cleanest fuel available for the City's green fleet and as a potential source of backup power to add resiliency, in the event of a power outage or lost access to other fuels.

"The City of Oakland cares about the environment and providing the best and most reliable services to our residents and visitors," said Richard Battersby, Manager of Equipment Services Division. "Deploying solar powered EV chargers which are made in California and require no construction or disruption and provide emergency power without ever generating a utility bill for our tax payers is a win win for the City and everyone who lives here."

"Oakland is the latest city to recognize the benefits of driving on sunshine with our EV ARCs," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. "We are delighted to be working with them and look forward to enabling much more clean, green, impact free charging infrastructure for them in the future."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the municipal market to be an important area of focus for our sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC products in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Sacramento and others. The Company is currently fulfilling orders for Santa Monica, Maywood, Oakland and others. The Company's municipal pipeline is expanding.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array.

The energy is stored in the EV ARC product's energy storage for charging day or night and to provide emergency power during a grid failure. Because the EV ARC product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. 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.

Source: Company Press Release