Envision Solar International, Inc., which produces unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, announces it will prioritize manufacturing of its solar-powered EV ARC 2020 for any critical emergency needs caused by the COVID-19 virus. The decision was made after it was recently reported that emergency health infrastructure resources must plan to expand by four times to handle the coronavirus pandemic.
Used by agencies such as the U.S. Navy, State of California, the City of New York and in over 100 municipalities to power electric fleets and provide emergency power, the EV ARC 2020 units are a remote energy source that is quickly mobilized and deploys in minutes.
Following the “shelter at home” order delivered by California’s Governor Newsom, Envision has continued operations through an exemption to the order covering providers of vital energy and transportation infrastructure. The company is following CDC recommendations to provide for the health and safety of its employees and customers.
“Hospitals may have to expand into parking lots and other large vacant areas to handle a potentially rapid increase in demand for their crucial services,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. “The electricity required to run their vital equipment can be quickly supplied by our products while eliminating the emissions and noise pollution caused by gas and diesel-powered generators. The EV ARC is silent and will not disrupt or injure healthcare workers or their patients.
“We are prioritizing production of the EV ARC for hospitals and other frontline responders as of today and we will continue to do anything we can to help California and the rest of the nation during this unprecedented crisis,” he added.