California County extends EV Charging contract with Beam Global

Jan. 10, 2022
San Luis Obispo installs EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging system with Emergency Power Panel option

The County of San Luis Obispo in California has extended its contract with EV charging technology firm Beam Global to deploy the EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging system to charge the County fleet EVs.

The system, which can fit in a standard parking area, features three Enel X JuiceBox Pro EV charging stations and an Emergency Power Panel option. It does not require utility grid connectivity, any type of construction or electric circuit upgrades.

The Emergency Power Panel option ensures that first responders can use the EV charging station during power outages. It also facilitates the deployment of the system in areas with no utility connection. The system can power EVs anytime and even during inclement weather.

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Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley said, “The County of San Luis Obispo joins over 100 forward-thinking municipalities and organizations in proactively planning ahead by deploying off-grid, renewably powered EV ARC EV charging systems. We note that federal, state and local governments are putting increasing emphasis on resilient EV charging as electricity becomes vital fuel for their fleet vehicles.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom has stated that California needs 1.2 million public and shared EV chargers by 2030 and on September 23, the Governor signed a new climate bill that included $4 billion in funding for EV charging infrastructure.

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