Envision Solar International, Inc., a renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California has recently deployed its EV ARC products, equipped with ChargePoint chargers, to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power to the city's public works department and emergency response services.
The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable alternative fuel. The City of Oakland has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward. As part of the City's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide clean and reliable power, it intends to use solar as the cleanest fuel available 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.
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC fits inside a parking space, without reducing available parking, and generates enough clean 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 array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. 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. Because the EV ARC product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease.