Envision Solar and ChargePoint Announce an International Partnership to Offer Solar Powered EV Charging Anywhere

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (Aug. 20, 2015)Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company and ChargePoint, the world’s largest EV charging network, are pleased to announce a new partnership agreement.

The agreement covers the US and Canada and will enable both companies to offer ChargePoint chargers on Envision Solar’s solar powered EV charging products. ChargePoint’s rapidly growing customer base will be able to access EV charging in locations where it is too difficult or expensive to install utility grid-tied units. The EVs charged on ChargePoint and Envsion’s combined products will be truly emissions free and their owners will enjoy the fun and environmentally excellent experience of driving on sunshine.

“ChargePoint is thrilled to be working with Envision Solar to bring this new product to our customers. With the EV ARC™, Envision Solar is helping ChargePoint and the rest of the industry continue the growth of electric vehicles,” said Pasquale Romano, CEO of ChargePoint. “Businesses can reduce their costs while giving their employees and customers a clean way to charge their cars.”

“The combination of the EV ARC™ and the ChargePoint network is very powerful,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Together we are providing no hassle deployments in minutes, driving on sunshine and the largest EV charging network in the world. We see this as a great opportunity to expand both businesses.”

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and does not reduce available parking in any way. It generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™ system, which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s energy storage for charging day or night. The EV ARC™ requires no trenching, foundations or installation work, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease.

Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company’s San Diego facility, by combat veterans, minorities, workers with disabilities and other highly talented and mission-driven team members.

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About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys unique and renewably energized electric vehicle (EV) charging and media and branding systems. The company’s products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® product lines. All of Envision Solar’s products can be enhanced with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, ARC Tenchology™ energy storage, SunCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and digital advertising packages.

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information about Envision Solar, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.

 

About ChargePoint

ChargePoint is the largest and most open electric vehicle (EV) charging network in the world, with more than 23,000 charging locations. Ranked #1 by leading independent research firm, Navigant Research, ChargePoint makes advanced hardware and best-in-class cloud based software. ChargePoint’s open network is utilized by many leading EV hardware makers and encourages all EV charging manufacturers to join.

ChargePoint’s real-time network information including the availability of charging locations throughout the nation is available through the ChargePoint mobile app, online and via the navigation systems in top-selling EVs including the new BMW i3 and the Nissan LEAF. A driver connects to a ChargePoint station every 6 seconds and by initiating over 10 million charging sessions, ChargePoint drivers have saved over 10 million gallons of gasoline and driven over 240 million gas free miles.

For more information about ChargePoint, visit www.chargepoint.com, www.facebook.com/chargepoint or follow us on Twitter @ChargePointnet.

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This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.  All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements.  Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results.  Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward looking statements.  Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Our operating results, financial condition and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks.  We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans.  Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Envision Solar Receives Purchase Order From the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to Supply EV ARC™ Transportable Solar Powered EV Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – (July 23, 2015)Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, is pleased to announce that the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has issued a Purchase Order against the recently announced California State Contract awarded to Envision Solar earlier this month. Caltrans’ first Purchase Order is for 11 EV ARC™ units and has a dollar value of $749,508.00. The units will be delivered within the next 90 days.

On July 16, 2015, Envision Solar announced that the State of California awarded the Company a one-year contract, with two one-year extensions to supply state and local offices and departments with the Company’s unique and patent pending EV ARC™ solar powered EV chargers.

“Caltrans is one of the biggest and most innovative departments of transportation in the world,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “We are thrilled that the first purchase order from our state contract has come from such a prestigious group. We look forward to fulfilling many more orders in the coming months and are delighted to be off to such a promising start with the State of California.”

Invented and manufactured in the US, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™, which enables the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ Power Storage Technology, allowing EV’s to charge during the day or at night. The EV ARC™ requires no trenching, foundations or installation work, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease. Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ products are manufactured in San Diego by combat veterans, minorities, workers with disabilities and other highly talented and mission-driven team members.

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 About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, architecturally accretive, renewably energized, EV charging and Media and Branding systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s products include the patent pending EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and Solar Tree® Socket™ arrays with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and ARC™ technology energy storage solutions.

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.  All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements.  Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results.  Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward looking statements.  Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Our operating results, financial condition and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks.  We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans.  Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

KGTV San Diego 10 News Feature – San Diego company lands statewide contract for unique solar-powered car-charging stations

Envision Solar hires veterans for ‘green’ stations

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In the interview, Channel 10 News features our fantastic contract with the State of California to provide EV ARC™ solar powered electric vehicle chargers.
View our video at 10news.com.

San Diego company lands statewide contract for unique solar-powered car-charging stations – Video by KGTV

Solar Cars Get Big Boost In California

““Solar Cars” Get Big Boost In California” ~ Article written by GAS2.org

First of all, let’s qualify the term “solar cars” here. Many people may simply assume that a solar car is a car with solar panels on top of it. But let’s think about this: if an electric car is powered by solar panels, is it not a solar car as well? A gasoline-powered car is considered a “gas car” and a diesel-powered car is considered a “diesel car,” so I’d say that a solar-powered car is a solar car.

Anyhow, tangent over. The news is that Envision Solar International has just won a statewide contract from the State of California to provide EV ARC™ products to California state departments and other state and local agencies or entities. In an email sent my way, Envision Solar noted, “This means that many CA government workers and employees will now be able to charge their electric vehicles with sunlight at their workplaces!

Indeed!

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Governor Jerry Brown’s Dreams Coming True…

As you may have presumed right now, this all stems back to some strong solar and electric vehicle moves made by California Governor Jerry Brown. In 2013, Governor Brown and California joined 7 other states in setting a target of having 3.3 electric cars on the road by 2025, with California setting a target of 1.5 million. Last year, despite already accounting for about 40% of all US electric car sales, Governor Brown signed 6 bills supporting the adoption of electric vehicles in various ways. Items of support included “increasing the number state issued stickers allowing zero emission vehicles to use the state’s high occupancy or diamond lanes from 55,000 to 70,000,” requiring “commercial and residential property owners to approve charging stations on their properties as long as requirements are met,” and offering special electric car incentives to low-income California residents.

Going back even further, “In 2012, Governor Brown announced a $120 million deal with NRG Energy to construct electric car charging stations across 1,000 locations in California.”

And jumping to April 2015, there’s also the clean energy aspect of all of this. California’s grid is already relatively clean compared to the rest of the US and the world, but it could be a lot greener. In April, Governor Brown “issued an executive order to reduce California GHGs by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.” That means a lot more solar energy (and electric cars), among other things. “Brown plans to lower California GHGs by increasing the role of renewable energy to 50% by the same date. As Brown stated in his January inaugural address, he also aims reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50%, double the efficiency of existing buildings, and make heating fuel use cleaner.

… Back To Solar Cars & Envision Solar

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Envision Solar has been in the solar-powered EV charging space for a long time. I think “Foresight” must be its middle name. I’m happy to see it and CEO Desmond Wheatley getting rewarded for that.

“For Envision Solar, the contract means that it can ramp up operations in San Diego, expand its market to other state governments and hire more veterans and disabled workers,” Adrienne Hudson of Envision Solar wrote to me.

Regarding the specific solar electric car charging technology to be used, she added: “The EV ARC™ fits inside a single parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of electric vehicle (EV) driving each day. It can charge up to three EVs simultaneously. Its installation requires no trenching, foundations, electrical work or construction of any kind.”

The solar EV charging system also uses solar tracking, EnvisionTrak™, to maximize its collection of solar rays and produce more electricity throughout the day — 18–25% more than a conventional solar panel array, in fact.

“California has about 40 percent of the United States’ EVs,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Our EV ARC™ product is the perfect solution for a State that requires a scalable, sustainable and easily deployable EV charging infrastructure that does not require trenching or foundations and can be easily moved. We are thrilled to have won this contract and we are looking forward to growing our Californian work force to fulfill it.”

I imagine you noticed the comment above about who Envision Solar actually employees, but it’s worth some extra highlighting, in my humble opinion. Envision Solar is intent on hiring veterans, disabled people, and minorities. Not just in a small percentage, but across the board. How many companies do that?

Solar Cars Are The Future

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Whether via Envision Solar’s EV ARC or Solar Tree or something else, the future of energy production is solar energy and the future of the car market is electricity, and the future is being produced as we speak.

Solar power prices have dropped off a cliff in the past few years, battery prices have been falling at a good rate, and there are too many consumer benefits to electric cars and solar energy for them to not take over their respective markets.

Record-low solar power prices keep getting hit. Within the past year or so, we’ve seen solar power price bids and PPAs under 5 cents/kWh in Austin, Texas (presumably about 8 cents/kWh unsubsidized), then 5.84 cents/kWh in Dubai, UAE, then under 4 cents/kWh in Austin, Texas (under 5.71 cents/kWh unsubsidized), and then starting at 3.87 cents/kWh in Nevada.

On the transportation side, we’ve seen the Tesla Model S named “car of the century” by Car & Driver, named a “Top 10 American Car” by Motor Trend, designated the most-loved car by owners via Consumer Reports surveys (with owners that are more loyal to Tesla than owners of any other car are loyal to their makers), rated the best car ever reviewed by Consumer Reports itself (2 years in a row receiving a rating of 99/100), and become the quickest mass-market car in history (by far). There are many reasons electric cars are better than gasmobiles, but the big ones that I think will drive the electric car revolution are that they are much more convenient and offer a much better driving experience, whether your aim is to have as much fun while accelerating as possible or to simply get onto the highway or into a roundabout with less stress.

The future is solar. The future is electric cars. The future is solar cars.

Plugging Into Car Charging Stocks

“Plugging Into Car Charging Stocks” ~ Article written by Debra Fiakas, CFA at AltEnergyStocks.com

Earlier this week, the quieter half of Tesla Motors (TSLA: Nasdaq) founding team and the company’s chief technology officer, JB Straubel gave a speech at a solar energy conference in San Francisco. He is largely responsible for Tesla’s innovative battery technology, so it should be no surprise that he thinks that eventually all vehicles will be powered by batteries. As profound a this view might seem, let’s remember that if hammers could see, the world would look like a nail.

Nonetheless, I thought it worthwhile to take Straubel at this word. This is a man who is building a factor big enough to produce a half million batteries per year to charge Tesla all-electric car. Yet, batteries only provide a solution to store energy for on-demand use in the vehicle. Once that energy has been depleted, the battery and the car are stranded alongside the road.

Is there an investment opportunity in electric car charging?

According to the Electric Driver Transportation Association (EDTA), at the beginning of 2015, there were approximately 286,000 electric cars on the road. It does not seem like many cars. To bring the total into perspective, it is important to know that 118,773 electric cars were sold in 2014 alone, and that was 35% more than the year before. Thus the private electric car base in the U.S. remains small, but it is growing at a fairly rapid pace.

Tesla’s cars represent about 20% of the electric cars on the road in the U.S., based on a comparison of Tesla’s public filings and the EDTA car census. Tesla provides its customers with a free charging at its SuperCharger stations and brags about the freedom Model S drivers have to roam the entire continental U.S. for free. It is not so simple for the rest of the drivers sitting behind the steering wheels of a Nissan Leaf (at least 150,000 on the road) or a Chevrolet Volt (75,000) or Toyota Prius PHEV (61,000), among others. There are home charging units available and likely most electric car owners plot out a charging strategy for home, work and local shopping situations. The trip to the beach or visit to grandma might still be problematic.

There are several companies already trying to speed electric car drivers to their destination. I take a look at three of them here.

Privately-held ChargePoint operates the largest network of electric vehicle charging stations, with sites in the U.S., Europe and Australia. The company claims over 22,300 charging locations in operation. Building this network has been a culmination of a long list of partnerships with parking facility owners, employers and municipalities as well as alliances with electric car manufacturers. This large network has required capital. ChargePoint last came to the capital market in May 2014, when it raised $22.6 million in new funding. The deal brought the company’s total capital raised to $110 million, which appears to have come from a mix venture capital firms like Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Rho Ventures as well as from strategic investors such as BMW.

Car Charging Group (CCGI: OTC) has gobbled up a couple of other companies with car charging technologies and networks – Blink and Ecototality. The acquisitions have given Car Charging the beginnings of a nationwide network. While the company makes much of its cooperative agreements with major retailers and employers such as IKEA, Walgreens, Walmart and the Mayo Clinic, it has not disclosed an updated number of charging stations available to the public. A recent partnership with Honeywell International (HON: NYSE) is making Blink EV charging available at Honeywell offices in Phoenix, Arizona.

Another public company Envision Solar International, Inc. (EVSI: OTC/PK) is gaining visibility. While not aiming for the same nationwide web of charging stations across the country, the company offers a unique and valuable technology to owners of electric vehicles. Their EV ARC charging unit is solar powered, using a battery pack to enable charging services available around the clock. Envision has been taking orders since the beginning of 2011, focusing much of its marketing effort on the sunbelt states of Arizona and California. Nearly 80% of all electric cars in the U.S. are located in California where strict emission standards and rebates, drive electric vehicle economics. The company recently won a contract with the state of California to supply its proprietary portable electric vehicle charging units for use by state government agencies and employees. The portable units make possible EV charging in remote locations that are not grid connected.

Traders reading about these three companies might be grumbling a bit at the lack of investment opportunity. ChargePoint is a private company and off-limits to most investors. The stocks of Car Charging Group and Envision Solar both are publicly registered and available for minority investors. Unfortunately, both stocks trade for pennies per share. Nonetheless, I believe these companies are worth watching carefully as electric vehicles become a larger component of personal transportation.

First, I expect considerable consolidation in the EV charging industry. There are numerous companies in the U.S., including SemaConnect and PlugShare. In Europe there is Full Charger International, Park & Charge and Elektromotive Group as well as Ecotricity in the U.K. Mergers and acquisitions are likely to be an economical means to capture technology and market share. Although Car Charging lost out with its bid on the assets of bankrupt Better Place, it had already proven its capacity to strike a bargain with the Ecototality and Blink deals.

Second, ChargePoint has been well received in the venture and private capital market. At some time its investors will seek to reap returns, making a public offering more likely than not. It is worthwhile following ChargePoint in case this is the path it is traveling.

Third, the pricing of Car Charging and Envision as penny stocks, are less intimidating if the stocks are regarded as options. These two companies are not direct competitors at this point and offer interesting footholds in the market for car charging stations. For a few pennies traders will have security linked to car charging technology and capacity that could fizzle…or flourish. Management will be working toward the latter outcome, making the stock an option on management execution.

The next post focuses on a large, public company that has taken significant interest in electric car charging.

Good news for rooftops and EVs in California

EV charging points to be installed at state department buildings. And DG generators can be bundled for retail on wholesale electricity market.

“Good news for rooftops and EVs in California” ~ Article written by Max Hall at pv-magazine.com

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In a further indication distributed generation is – literally – charging ahead in U.S. solar, California was the focus of good news for owners of solar rooftop systems and electric vehicles (EV) yesterday (Thursday).

EV infrastructure manufacturer Envision Solar’s EV ARC charging points are set to become a familiar feature across California after the San Diego-based company landed a contract to supply state department and local government buildings.

The charging points, which Envision says are manufactured in San Diego and supply 150 miles of EV driving per day, will be installed statewide under the deal, which runs until June 11 next year and has two further one-year options, according to a report on news agency Marketwired yesterday.

The move is in line with state governor Jerry Brown’s aim of reducing automotive carbon emissions by half their current levels within 15 years and applies to a state which boasts 40% of the U.S.’ EVs.

And there was a fillip for householders with rooftop systems too, after rules were drafted permitting such distributed generation (DG) resources to be bundled by utilities and other third parties to meet the minimum 500 kW capacity for sale on the wholesale energy market.

California’s Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) announced the move on its website yesterday with supporting tariff guidelines to be sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for approval later in the year.

Envision Solar Completes Successful Deliveries of EV ARC™ Solar Powered and Transportable EV Charging Stations to Silicon Valley

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (July 9, 2015) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy media and branding and EV charging product company, is pleased to announce that it has completed successful deliveries of its EV ARC™ product to a major Silicon Valley technology company using the ARC Mobility™ transportation system. The EV ARC™ products were produced in the Company’s fabrication facility in San Diego.

“Silicon Valley is a vibrant and growing market for us,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “Fulfilling orders and delivering EV ARCs to Silicon Valley is the best form of advertising for us. There are many companies in that region that will benefit from our products and as we continue to deliver more EV ARCs to highly visible locations, they will be exposed to the type of people who will purchase them. We are seeing more orders and we believe it is a trend that will continue to spread across the US and the world.”

Invented and manufactured in the US, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™, which enables the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s energy storage technology for charging day or night. The EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease.

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About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys unique and architecturally accretive, renewably energized EV charging and media and branding systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s products include the patent pending EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and Solar Tree® Socket™ arrays with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and ARC™ technology energy storage solutions.

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.

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This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Envision Solar’s EV ARC™ is Featured at the International Parking Institute Conference and Expo

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (July 1, 2015) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and electric vehicle (EV) charging product company, is pleased to announce that its EV ARC™ product is the featured renewably energized EV charging solution at the International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. The EV ARC™ was delivered to the conference floor aboard ARC Mobility™ the Company’s low cost, low impact proprietary transportation system.

The International Parking Institute (IPI) is the largest and leading trade association, representing the parking industry and its professionals. The IPI Conference and Expo is attended by professionals from government, real estate, education, retail and many other verticals.

“We have attended IPI for several years, but this is the first time that our product is there to be seen by purchasers and decision-makers from across the globe,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “We know that the installation of EV charging infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges facing the industry today, because of the electrical and civil engineering requirements. EV ARC is the solution to these challenges and we look forward to receiving orders as a result of attending this show.”

Invented and manufactured in the US, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™, which enables the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s energy storage technology for charging day or night. The EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease.

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About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar designs, manufactures and deploys unique and architecturally accretive, renewably energized EV charging and media and branding systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s products include the patent pending EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and Solar Tree® Socket™ arrays with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and ARC™ technology energy storage solutions.

Based in San Diego, the company integrates the highest-quality components into its Made in America products. The company ensures long and trouble-free service and timeless beautification of the locations it serves. This unique approach enables the company’s commercial and institutional customers to take full advantage of the value creation associated with transforming underutilized locations into beautiful, shaded, renewable energy generation plants. Envision Solar’s renewable energy generation plants support media and branding, EV charging and are shrouded in the “Green Halo.” Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call 866-746-0514.

This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.  All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements.  Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results.  Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward looking statements.  Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Our operating results, financial condition and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks.  We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans.  Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Solar EV charging launches in San Francisco

San Francisco has begun a trial of solar-powered charging points for electric vehicles, which will assess possible locations for permanent installations.

“Solar EV Charging Launches in San Francisco” ~ Article written by Alex Grant, EV Fleet World Editor, at evfleetworld.co.uk

The Driving on Sunshine Campaign is run by Charge Across Town, a not-for-profit organisation promoting electric vehicle use in the Bay Area, in association with the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Envision Solar, who will provide the equipment.

The scheme launches with three locations. Photo courtesy of EV Fleet World.

The scheme launches with three locations. Photo courtesy of EV Fleet World.

It launches with three locations, which will offer free charging for a three-month period before being moved on. The aim is to collect data on the frequency and duration of use, to roll out a future network of charging points in the areas where they will be used the most.

Speaking at the launch, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said: “This innovative program allows the City of San Francisco to demonstrate that electric vehicles can charge from 100-percent renewable sources, with no impact to the electric grid and with absolutely zero emissions,” said. “Driving on Sunshine is a perfect example of taking innovative action to protect the climate.”

Maureen Blanc, director of Charge Across Town, added: “San Francisco is a national leader in both electric vehicle adoption and renewable energy use, and Driving on Sunshine further empowers residents to take an active role in reducing emissions.

“We are encouraged by the support we’ve seen from local businesses and government organizations, and we look forward to working alongside our partners to elevate environmental awareness through this innovative public-private collaboration.”

Envision Solar Completes Further Successful Deliveries of EV ARC™ Solar Powered Transportable EV Charging Stations to Silicon Valley

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. May 14th, 2015 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewable energy Media and Branding, and EV charging product company, announced today that it has completed multiple successful deliveries of its EV ARC™ product to a major Silicon Valley technology company using the recently announced ARC Mobility™ transportation system. The EV ARC™ products were produced in the Company’s fabrication facility in San Diego and are part of a larger order in the Company’s production queue.

“We continue to improve our efficiencies and our ability to deliver our products,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar.“ I believe that this latest wave of deliveries, using the new ARC Mobility system, proves again that we can deploy EV charging infrastructure faster than anyone in the industry and in an economical and zero environmental impact manner.”

According to a report issued by the State of California “up to 900,000 charge points may be needed by 2020” to meet Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order goals. The Company’s management believes that its renewably energized and rapidly deployed EV charging solutions offer one of the most compelling value propositions available to the State and the broader industry. Recent order activity for Envision’s EV charging products is at its highest level in the Company’s history.

Invented and manufactured in the US, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s energy storage for charging day or night. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, architecturally accretive, renewably energized, EV charging and Media and Branding systems with a Drag & Drop Infrastructure™ product line. The company’s products include the patent pending EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and Solar Tree® Socket™ arrays with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations and ARC™ technology energy storage solutions.

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (866) 746-0514.

This Press Release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forward looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

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