Envision Solar International, Inc., announced Sept. 3 that a federally funded research and development center has ordered four EV ARC solar powered charging products to charge EVs, hybrids, and NEVs (neighborhood electric vehicles) used in fleet operations and by employees.
On Aug. 20, Envision reported the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) placed an order for the EV ARC product. EV ARC products are currently in use in four DOE National Laboratories including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, and Idaho National Laboratory.
The U.S. Federal Government is the largest consumer of gasoline in the world today. Electrifying the federal fleets will require significant amounts of EV charging infrastructure. Envision has already sold to multiple federal agencies and is in the process of qualifying for the GSA schedule so federal departments can purchase Envision products without going through lengthy and resource consuming contracting processes. Envision currently has similar contracts in place with the State of California, New York City, State of Massachusetts, Exelon Power, and the City of Pittsburgh.