The University of California Berkeley Selects Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ Products for Its Campus EV Charging Needs
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SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq CM: EVSI, EVSIW) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, today announced that the University of California Berkeley has issued a purchase order for two of the company’s patented EV ARC™ units.
UC Berkeley joins several other universities who have chosen Envision’s EV ARC™ to fulfill their EV charging infrastructure requirements. The two EV ARC™ units, each equipped to charge three vehicles simultaneously, will be deployed in the university’s on-campus Foothill Lot, and will be available for use by students, faculty, staff and the general public.
There were 4,298 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the U.S. as of the 2017-2018 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, representing a potential market opportunity of over $275 million for Envision Solar*.
“We believe that adding another highly prestigious university to our growing list of education establishment deployments is further demonstration of how our technology meets the growing needs of these institutions, and is attractive to their particular infrastructure needs,” said Desmond Wheatley, Envision Solar’s CEO. “The residents of Berkeley were some of the fastest and earliest adopters of Prius hybrids when they first arrived on the market. It is great to see the university now leading the way with fully electric vehicles powered with nothing but sunshine using our products.”
Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ and EV ARC™ HP products fit inside single parking spaces without reducing available parking. The EV ARC™ product generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. EV ARC™ HP DC fast charging systems provide up to 1,100 miles per day. The EV ARC™ system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ (patented) which causes the solar array to follow the sun, generating up to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s on-board energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide EV charging and emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC™ product is a permanent solution that provides Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, 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 highly talented, mission-driven team members, including combat veterans, individuals with disabilities and other underserved demographics.
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, produces and sells unique and patented sustainable infrastructure products, for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, including 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 Nasdaq CM under the symbols EVSI and EVSIW. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799-4583. Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
*If each college deployed one EV ARC™ unit.
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