The City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has selected Envision Solar International Inc.’s EV ARC product to provide emissions-free charging for electric fleet vehicles.
Fort Lauderdale selected the solar-powered EV ARC product to increase energy security and reduce the carbon footprint of the city. The EV ARC can charge EVs and supply power when the utility grid is unavailable due to a blackout or other interruption. The product is also equipped with an emergency power panel, providing first responders with a reliable source of energy during a crisis.
“The unique design of the solar power EV charging system eliminated the need to install additional electrical infrastructure,” notes Sandy Leonard, the city’s fleet manager. “The unit will be used to charge four new electric vehicles that will be used by fleet services as loaner vehicles. In this way, we hope to promote the electric vehicle to drivers within the city.”
Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC and EV ARC HP products fit inside single parking spaces without reducing available parking. EV ARC generates enough solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak, which causes the solar array to follow the sun.