Envision Solar International, Inc., announced Aug. 13 that Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) has ordered an EV ARC product to forward the utility’s innovation and environmental stewardship efforts and to promote off-grid EV charging within its workplaces and corporate offices.
The deployment of the EV ARC product is intended to reduce the time and cost of construction associated with traditional grid-tied infrastructure, as well as demonstrate an additional source of electrical power to support the grid as EV adoption rates increase in the future.
"We see a unique opportunity to integrate the EV ARC into our strategy for providing charging solutions to our operators, including the ability to expand charging in remote locations or where on-grid chargers have yet to be installed. The fact the product is transportable with a 100% renewable power source is an added benefit that supports our commitment to environmental stewardship and decarbonization," said Liz O'Connor, BGE's vice president of support services. "BGE is focused on bringing EV chargers to the region to help spur the adoption of electric vehicles. We are also working hard to electrify our fleet with a goal of having 50% of our fleet electric by 2030. Technologies like the EV ARC will help us as we work to achieve both these goals."
Baltimore Gas and Electric is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation and Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE provides service to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. BGE employs 3,100 people in the state of Maryland, making the company one of the 15 largest private employers in the region.