Charge Across Town, a nonprofit organization that promotes electric transportation in California's Bay Area, has launched a new campaign to bring solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging to San Francisco.
The Driving on Sunshine program, a collaboration between the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Envision Solar, will sponsor free solar-powered EV charging in highly visible locations across the city's neighborhoods throughout the year.
Driving on Sunshine is funded by the 11th Hour Project, a program of The Schmidt Family Foundation.
Three Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Chargers from Envision Solar 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 donate units to the host sites determined to have the most impact.