Envision Solar Wins Contract To Supply Portable EV Chargers To State Of California

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Envision Solar, a renewable energy and electric vehicle charging company based out of San Diego, has been awarded a contract in the State of California to provide portable electric vehicle (EV) chargers to various state and local government agencies, according to a recent email sent to CleanTechnica.

imageThe contract — which is a part of the climate change–related plans announced by re-elected Californian Governor Brown in January — will allow essentially government employees in the Pacific state to recharge their EVs at work using solar energy, if so desired.

With the recent winning of the new contract, Envision Solar will reportedly be ramping up production as well as hiring more employees (including veterans).

For a bit more information here, the portable solar charger offering in question — the EV ARC — is compact enough to fit within a single parking space, where it can generate enough electricity to provide up to 150 miles of range a day. As there’s reportedly no need for any complex installations — foundations, trenching, electrical wiring, etc — the deployment of the chargers should be fairly rapid following delivery by Envision Solar.


Considering how ambitious Governor Brown’s climate change (carbon emissions reductions) goals are, it seems fairly likely that this deal will either be expanded in the somewhat near future, or a related deal will be made.

“California has about 40% of the United States’ EVs,” commented Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Our EV ARC product is the perfect solution for a State that requires a scalable, sustainable and easily deployable EV charging infrastructure that does not require trenching or foundations and can be easily moved. We are thrilled to have won this contract and we are looking forward to growing our Californian work force to fulfill it.”

Images via Envision Solar

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