Clean technology provider Beam Global announced that it has secured an order from the city of Austin in Texas for its EV ARC solar-powered EV charging and ARC Mobility trailer solutions.
The city has selected the dual-plug charger configuration that allows for the charging of two EVs simultaneously, along with an emergency power panel that comes with 120V and 240V electric outlets.
The EV ARC off-grid EV charging systems offered by Beam Global qualify as disaster preparedness assets as they continue to charge EVs during grid outages. Moreover, they can be equipped with an emergency power panel that can be used by first responders in emergencies.
According to the company, its EV charging infrastructure products are 100-percent solar-powered, off-grid, and quickly deployable without the need for any digging, construction, or electrical work. The systems are capable of producing and storing their own clean electricity and delivering that energy to up to six EV chargers, charging six vehicles at the same time, it adds.
“Electric vehicle operators need access to charging during increasingly frequent grid outages,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Our EV ARC solar-powered systems provide vital EV charging and emergency power during utility grid power failures. We are seeing increasing sales from entities that need EV charging faster than traditional construction projects allow and disaster preparedness at all times. EV ARC systems solve for both requirements.”
Beam Global has also received a contract from the city of Austin to help city departments streamline their purchase process, without undergoing extensive individual contracting requirements. The contract includes the company’s GSA-listed products.
Wheatley added, “Capacity, resiliency and energy security are increasingly important to anyone who is adding EV charging at their location. The recent increase in orders from different Texas government entities mirrors the disaster preparedness plans gaining funding and momentum across the United States and internationally.”