Envision Solar International, Inc. announced July 22 that the City of San Luis Obispo, Calif.,has deployed the solar-powered EV ARC 2020 to provide EV charging for city fleet vehicles. The EV ARC infrastructure product, which is powering a ChargePoint dual-plug charger, is deployed adjacent to City Hall and includes an emergency power panel that can be used by first responders, which adds to the city’s inventory of energy resiliency and emergency preparedness assets.
The charger was funded primarily by the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) and purchased through the California State Contract #1-18-61-16.
The deployment of 100% renewably powered EV ARC charging supports the City’s 2019-2021 Climate Action Major City Goal and immediately began reducing greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations. Because the unit is off grid, there is no monthly utility bill for the city. EV ARC infrastructure products can be easily transported to another location if needed.
“Buying off the California contract allows municipalities to rapidly build out EV charging infrastructure with deployment possible in days instead of months or years. In the case of San Luis, the unit was deployed in minutes, just four days after they placed their order," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley.