City of Oakland Selects Envision Solar EV ARC™ Solar Charging Station for Its Fleet of EVs
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – August 15th, 2017 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced the City of Oakland, California, will deploy three of its EV ARC™ products to provide emissions-free EV charging and emergency power.
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 taxpayers 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.
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.
Based in San Diego the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746-0514.
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