SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – August 22th, 2017 – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that Charge Forward LLC has successfully deployed an EV ARC™ solar charging station at Park City Center Mall in Lancaster, PA. This pilot deployment of the EV ARC™ unit is intended to be the first of many equipped with a digital video screen for out-of-home (OOH) advertising as part of Charge Forward’s shopping center advertising portfolio.
“EV’s are the future and if they are going be successful we need rapidly deployable charging infrastructure and sustainable business models in addition to vehicle technology. I have gotten both with the EV ARC™. Every member of their team truly believes in this and wants to make a positive impact. I am ecstatic to be working with Envision Solar in this endeavor.” Travis Eckert, Charge Forward LLC.
Charge Forward LLC’s goal is to promote EV adoption by allowing drivers to plug-in for free and drive on sunshine. The program will be funded by the EV ARC™ product’s unique, sustainable digital platform which Charge Forward will offer to businesses to promote their brands in a positive and innovative way. Mass EV adoption is coming and the EV ARC™ product is the only option for rapidly deployable, and scalable EV charging and out-of-home advertising. The business model is further enhanced by the fact that the products require no permitting, installation work or construction, are solar-powered and are free of utility bills.
“Companies like Charge Forward LLC are proving that solar-powered digital out-of-home advertising is a viable business model to support free EV charging infrastructure,” said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. “We look forward to enabling their growth in shopping centers and other locations.”
Out-of-home (OOH) advertising revenue rose 1.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year, accounting for $2.38 billion, based on figures released by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA). Year-to-date 2017 the OOH industry is up 1.0 percent and outperformed all traditional local media, which was down the first half of 2017, according to an OAAA analysis of Kantar Media data.
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up 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 and to provide emergency power during grid failure. 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. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the Company’s San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities, and other highly talented, mission-driven team members.
About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.
Based in San Diego the company produces 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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