Envision Solar and Hermosa Beach Announce Successful Pilot of EV ARC™ Solar-Powered EV Charging Station
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Sept. 9, 2016 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”) the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, announced today the success of its pilot deployment of the EV ARC™ solar powered EV charger with the City of Hermosa Beach.
Located at the Hermosa Ave. public parking lot since Aug. 19, Hermosa Beach made the EV ARC™ transportable solar-powered EV charger available to the public for free in continuance of its successful efforts towards carbon neutrality. The EV ARC™ assists in educating both residents and visitors on the benefits of solar-powered vehicle charging efforts.
On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Hermosa City Council will host a Public Hearing to review data gathered through the EV ARC™ pilot period and will consider the permanent placement of solar-powered EV chargers within the City in order to enhance its existing EV charging infrastructure. Hermosa Beach has joined the cities of Davis, Calif., Austin, Texas and South Miami as early adopters of carbon neutrality.
“We are committed to becoming a carbon neutral municipality by 2020,” states Hany Fangary, Mayor, City of Hermosa Beach. “By creating pilot programs such as the one we’ve entered into with Envision Solar, we can test the latest renewable energy resources and approve, as a Council, the assets we choose to install within the City that will significantly lower our carbon emissions and help us achieve our carbon neutral goals.”
“Hermosa Beach is a category leader in its commitment to the environment,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “With the addition of solar-powered EV charging, the beach city once again demonstrates its willingness to explore new technologies that create energy-friendly solutions for EV charging in the greater LA area. This is another great opportunity for us to demonstrate the power and versatility of our products in a rapidly growing segment.”
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ product fits inside a parking space and does not reduce available parking in any way. It generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™ system, which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s energy storage for charging day or night. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the Company’s San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities and other highly talented, mission-driven team members.
About Hermosa Beach
Founded in 1907, Hermosa Beach is known as “The Best Little Beach City.” Named “Southern California’s Greenest City” for its work to protect the environment, it is a thriving community of some 20,000 residents located on the southern end of Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles County, and its beaches have been ranked among the best in the world. To learn more, please visit http://www.hermosabch.org.
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys unique, renewably energized, EV charging and media and branding systems. The Company’s products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® product lines. All of the Company’s products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Technology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages.
Based in San Diego, the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit http://www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.
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