Envision Solar Installs Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations in San Francisco As Part of “Driving On Sunshine” Campaign
SAN DIEGO, CA. (Marketwired – April 17, 2015)
Envision Solar International, Inc., (EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy Media, Branding and EV charging product company, announced today the launch of the “Driving on Sunshine” campaign in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Charge Across Town. The program will sponsor free solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging in highly visible locations across San Francisco neighborhoods throughout 2015.
Three of Envision Solar’s Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Chargers (EV ARCs™) will be placed throughout the city at predetermined sites, each for a three-month time period. The mobile solar units will collect data on frequency and duration of use; the Driving on Sunshine team will evaluate usage reports at the end of the campaign, inform the City on its findings and will donate units to the host sites determined to have the most impact.
According to Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar, “This is another milestone for our Company. The growing acceptance of our technology is being shown not only by our rapidly growing sales but also by events like ‘Driving on Sunshine’ which combine government support with community advocacy and consumer demand for clean energy solutions that make sense for today’s cities. We are hiring more local employees to keep up with demand and look forward to repeating this demonstration in other cities around the country.”
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said, “This program allows the City of San Francisco to demonstrate that electric vehicles can charge from 100-percent renewable sources and with no impact to grid operations, making better use of our energy supply. Driving on Sunshine also helps deliver on the solar and renewable energy goals paramount to moving the City away from fossil fuels.”
Free EV charging is now available until June 30 at the following locations:
Stonestown Galleria Mall, Lakeshore District, parking lot D
The Embarcadero at Green Street, North Beach District, public parking across from the Exploratorium
17th Street and Shotwell Street, Mission District, City CarShare lot near the 16th Street BART station (available exclusively to City CarShare members)
Representatives from the City of San Francisco, the Port of San Francisco and City CarShare will join the Driving on Sunshine team today at 10:00 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Embarcadero at Green Street. A second ceremony will be held at the Stonestown Galleria Mall at 1:00 p.m. Driving on Sunshine is funded by the 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation.
About Envision Solar International, Inc. Based in San Diego, Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, renewable energy media and branding systems and EV chargers with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s flagship products include the patent pending EV ARC™, patented Solar Tree® array and Solar Tree® Socket™.
About Charge Across Town Charge Across Town™ is a non-profit organization fostering public-private partnership between city government, local businesses and the electric vehicle (EV) community to advance the adoption of EVs, reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector, and helps create clean energy jobs in California and beyond. Charge Across Town will raise awareness of EVs and educate consumers on the benefits, costs and feasibility of owning an electric car. It will advance the EV infrastructure by educating and incentivizing commercial and residential property owners on the costs and benefits of installing EV charging stations. For more information visit http://www.chargeacrosstown.org/.
About San Francisco Department of the Environment (SFE) SF Environment creates visionary policies and innovative programs that promote social equity, protect human health and lead the way toward a sustainable future. SFE puts its mission into action by mobilizing communities and providing the resources needed to safeguard our homes, our city, and ultimately our planet at http://www.sfenvironment.org/.
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