Envision Solar announces a two-week trial of its EV ARC electric vehicle charging station at San Diego International Airport (SDIA).
The industry-first, fully autonomous, mobile and renewable system will be available for free in the Cell Phone Parking Lot for individuals looking to top off their plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.
The Cell Phone Lot at SDIA is located west of the Commuter Terminal off of Harbor Drive. The EV ARC system will be available for individuals free of charge for approximately two weeks, starting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. A one-hour limit is in place for those using the Cell Phone Lot, so those with electric vehicles will be able to use the EV ARC to “top off” their vehicles.
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 reduce available parking because vehicles park on its ballasted pad. EV ARC is ADA compliant and will offer electric vehicle charging day or night through the use of on board battery storage.
“Range anxiety will not be an issue when there is sufficient infrastructure to ensure that EV drivers are always near to a convenient charging station,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. “The kind of top-off charging the EV ARC will provide at the San Diego International Airport Cell Phone Lot will be key to delivering on that premise. The fact that the EV ARC can be deployed in minutes and moved if necessary makes it the ideal product to grow out ubiquitous charging networks.”
Invented, engineered and fabricated in the United States, the EV ARC fits inside a standard parking space and generates approximately 16 kWhrs per day that are stored and ready for use in the 22 kWhr on board battery storage. 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.