Envision’s EV ARC Solar-Powered EV Charging Powers Envoy Shared Electric Mobility
Envision Solar International, Inc., the producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media announced the deployment of its EV ARC electric vehicle charging infrastructure product for Envoy On Demand Electric Vehicles in Los Angeles County.
The EV ARC product is powering two Blink 80 amp Level 2 charging stations to charge Envoy’s on demand shared electric vehicles. EV ARC enables Envoy to quickly deploy EV charging stations in disadvantaged communities rapidly and without the costs associated with permitting, construction and electrical work. The free solar-powered electricity will fuel electric vehicles which are part of Envoy’s community-based shared mobility platform without generating a utility bill. Funding for the deployment was provided by LACI as part of a $1.9M award from the State of California to increase access to zero emissions mobility and related infrastructure.
“Envoy is committed to equitable and sustainable mobility for all. Just in the past two years, Envoy has deployed in hundreds of communities with thousands of community members that represent the spectrum of socio-economics, all sharing Envoy electric vehicles. And this month, we’re celebrating one million e-miles driven,” said Envoy CEO Aric Ohana. “One of the major hurdles we’ve experienced during this growth is the installation of EV charging infrastructure. This is especially difficult at older buildings or lower income communities where aging or inadequate infrastructure adds cost and time to a project.”
“Envision’s solar EV ARC product allows us to provide the ultimate emissions free driving experience powered by the Sun,” continued Mr. Ohana. “All without the costs and time of construction or the cost of a utility. This month, we’re excited to launch an all-solar powered car-share program with Envision, in partnership with the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, The Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles, and Pacoima Beautiful, servicing disadvantaged communities.”
“Envoy’s commitment to EVs and car sharing fits perfectly with our mission to enable clean mobility for all,” said Envision Solar’s CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “Recently we have also seen Lyft’s commitment to a 100% emissions free fleet by 2030. It’s clear that car sharing, ride sharing and autonomous vehicle providers will all be electric in the future. They will need rapidly deployed, highly scalable EV charging infrastructure and a predictable cost model around electricity. The EV ARC is the fastest deployed, most scalable, transportable yet permanent, EV charging infrastructure solution available and the commodity cost for the energy is zero. It’s a perfect fit for the rapidly growing space of shared vehicles.”
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