Solar-Powered EV Charger

San Diego-based Envision Solar International, Inc. announced that it has completed the engineering and fabrication of the world’s first fully autonomous, fully mobile, fully renewable electric vehicle charging station.

Named EV ARC, the charger is ready to ship to customers.

Envision Solar describes itself as a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer.

According to Envision Solar, the EV ARC is a cost-effective, easy-to-install, standalone solar charging station that requires no foundation, no trenching, no building permit and no grid connection.

Designed to fit inside one standard parking space the EV ARC does not, according to the company, reduce available parking because vehicles park on its ballasted pad. EV ARC is ADA compliant and will offer EV Charging day or night through the use of on board battery storage.

The EV ARC is delivered to the customer site ready to operate and requires no installation work.

“EV ARC is a paradigm shifting technology product which should appeal to anyone who is interested in rolling out EV chargers,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. “The fact that these units are installed in minutes and can be moved without disrupting the host site makes EV Charger installation painless and available to anyone for the first time. They are very attractive and act as a billboard for sustainability. This product has a great deal of appeal and the pre-release interest has been very encouraging.”

Invented, engineered and fabricated in the United States, the EV ARC generates approximately 16 kilowatt-hour per day. This energy is stored and ready for use in the 22 kilowatt-hour on board battery storage.

Envision Solar said the system’s clean solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak which enables the solar array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a conventional fixed array.

“One of the main prerequisites to mass adoption of electric vehicles is having broadly dispersed and rapidly deployed charging stations,” said Wheatley. “The EV ARC is ideal for any entity looking for rapid, hassle-free deployments of a charging infrastructure without all the challenges associated with conventional units. The fact that the energy is clean and renewable unlike 75 percent of America’s grid supplied electricity is important too. EV ARC™ makes EVs truly emissions free. It changes the deployment story and further advances us to a day when range anxiety is a thing of the past.”