The short version:
- Electrify America is investing $2 million in solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in rural California that are not tied to the electrical grid.
- The EV ARC™ 2020 is a transportable, solar-powered electric vehicle-charging infrastructure product.
- Each standalone station is equipped with a 4.28-kilowatt (kW) sun-tracking solar array, 32kWh of on-board battery storage, and two Electrify America Level 2 EV chargers capable of charging speeds up to 6kW.
- Electrify America will deploy 30 of these across the Central, Coachella, and Imperial Valleys starting in the first half of 2020.
Electrify America is turning into a pretty serious silver lining to VW’s “Desiel-Gate” These charging stations are roughly the size of a parking stall and can be installed in minutes. The article made no mention of the cost of these units, but I can only imagine it will come down as volume increases. How fantastic would it be to see these charging stations dotting the world in every 7-11 and Burger King parking lot?