“Ethical Markets congratulates the City of Fort Lauderdale for this wise choice for Florida’s future!
For full disclosure, I am a happy long-term investor in Envision Solar and Ethical Markets has offered our research for Congress members for buttressing their movement for the GREEN NEW DEAL, which has huge bi-partisan support!
~Hazel Henderson, Editor“
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – January 17, 2019 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, announced the City of Fort Lauderdale has selected the Company’s EV ARC™ product to provide emission-free EV charging for its fleet vehicles.
“The unique design of the solar power EV charging system eliminated the need to install additional electrical infrastructure. The unit will be used to charge four new electric vehicles that will be used by Fleet Services as loaner vehicles. In this way, we hope to promote the electric vehicle to drivers within the City. The benefits go beyond emissions reductions to include elimination of oil changes and other positive environmental aspects of the electric vehicles and solar charging,” said Sandy Leonard, City of Fort Lauderdale.
Fort Lauderdale’s Fleet Services section selected the EV ARC™ product to increase energy security and reduce the carbon footprint of the city by using an off-grid EV charging solution. The EV ARC™ continues to charge EVs and supply power when the utility grid is unavailable due to a blackout or other interruption. The solar-powered EV ARC™ product is also equipped with an emergency power (E-Power) panel, providing the city’s first responders with a reliable source of energy during a crisis. The EV ARC™ product’s environmentally impact-free deployment, which is performed in minutes, and its capability to provide power independent of the electrical grid are significant differentiators when comparing the product to grid-tied options.
“Rising sea levels and an increased incidence of severe weather will impact coastal communities in Florida especially where electrical infrastructure is concerned,” said Desmond Wheatley, Envision Solar’s CEO. “Envision’s products will help to keep the city’s vital services moving when traditional solutions fail. That’s great news for the citizens and it’s good news for our continued growth.”
The City of Fort Lauderdale Fleet Services is committed to reducing the environmental impact of fleet operations by purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles and finding innovative ways to decrease fuel consumption. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has implemented sustainability programs to promote green transportation in Florida businesses, schools and homes. As the number of EVs on Florida’s roads grow, there will be an increasing requirement for the unique benefits offered by the EV ARC™ off-grid, solar charging solution. In locations prone to natural disasters or other grid interruptions, the EV ARC™ serves as a powerful disaster preparedness tool. Envision Solar considers municipalities, businesses and schools in Florida as likely areas of significant future growth.