Beam Global announced that the EV ARC solar-powered EV charging system was used to charge Volvo Construction Equipment compact electric machines in a showcase hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The event took place at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Woodbridge, Virginia, and highlighted how zero-emissions trail building and maintenance is a possibility.
Beam’s EV ARC transportable solar EV charging system is powering Volvo CE’s ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheel loader. These will be used to build a trail compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to a viewing platform. Volvo's electric mini excavator and front-end loader are the first electric heavy equipment publicly available in the United States and are being charged with Beam’s off-grid, rapidly deployed EV charging system. The equipment and charging system are clean, quiet, and sustainable, reducing the noise, emissions, and fossil fuels associated with building and maintenance in remote locations.
Through this pilot opportunity and equipment loan, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had access to new technology that aligns with sustainability goals, and representatives from Volvo CE and Beam were able to observe their equipment in a real-life application while contributing to improvements of public access at an urban national wildlife refuge.