The City of Oakland, Calif., recently deployed its EV ARC products from Envision Solar International Inc., along with ChargePoint chargers, to provide electric vehicle charging and emergency power to the city’s public works department and emergency response services.
The city has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward. Moreover, it intends to use solar as the fuel for the city’s green fleet and as a potential source of backup power to add resiliency in the event of a power outage or lost access to other fuels.
“We are very happy to add Oakland to our growing list of municipal customers,” says Desmond Wheatley, president and CEO of Envision Solar. “They fully appreciate the value of rapidly deployed, scalable, renewably energized EV charging that will keep their fleet running on clean, free energy and provide emergency power when they need it most.”
EV ARC technology fits inside a parking space, without reducing available parking, and generates enough solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The energy is stored in the EV ARC product’s energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure.