Envision Solar International announced the launch of the “Driving on Sunshine” campaign in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Charge Across Town. The program will sponsor free solar-powered electric vehicle charging in highly visible locations across city’s neighborhoods throughout 2015.
Three of Envision Solar’s Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Chargers (EV ARCs™) will be placed throughout the city at predetermined sites, each for a three-month time period. The mobile solar units will collect data on frequency and duration of use; the Driving on Sunshine team will evaluate usage reports at the end of the campaign, inform the City on its findings and will donate units to the host sites determined to have the most impact.
According to Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar, “This is another milestone for our company. The growing acceptance of our technology is being shown not only by our rapidly growing sales but also by events like ‘Driving on Sunshine’ which combine government support with community advocacy and consumer demand for clean energy solutions that make sense for today’s cities. We are hiring more local employees to keep up with demand and look forward to repeating this demonstration in other cities around the country.”
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said, “This program allows the City of San Francisco to demonstrate that electric vehicles can charge from 100-percent renewable sources and with no impact to grid operations, making better use of our energy supply. Driving on Sunshine also helps deliver on the solar and renewable energy goals paramount to moving the City away from fossil fuels.”
Source: Envision Solar International, Inc.