Beam Global Receives $1.7M from North Carolina Department of Adult Correction for Off-Grid EV Charging Infrastructure System

Feb. 6, 2024
Each system can be deployed without requiring construction, electrical work, or utility connection and is delivered as a turnkey sustainable charging solution

Beam Global, a provider of sustainable infrastructure solutions for transportation electrification, has received an order from the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction for 19 Beam EV ARC sustainable off-grid charging systems and two ARC Mobility trailers totaling $1.7 million.

The EV ARC systems are powered by renewable energy and generate and store their own clean electricity. Each system can be deployed without requiring construction, electrical work, or utility connection and is delivered as a turnkey sustainable charging solution.

The systems are also flood-proof to 9.5 feet, wind-rated for up to 160 mph, and provide electricity during blackouts, allowing the systems to be well-suited for disaster preparedness.

The ARC Mobility trailer is a hydraulic transport system allowing for the efficient relocation of the EV ARC charging systems without requiring any other equipment or site work.

Together, these two systems will allow the North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections to operate and maintain its growing electric vehicle fleet.

“Correction facilities and other secure or sensitive locations can rapidly deploy EV ARC charging systems without disruptive construction or electrical projects, which introduce significant security risks and can be outright prohibited,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Our ability to have a single person deliver operational EV charging in minutes instead of months means that correctional officers don’t need to security-clear multiple-member construction teams or manage security during lengthy projects.”

Sites with physical security concerns, like correctional facilities, are beginning to focus on achieving zero-emissions targets. These sites need EV charging infrastructures without the risk that traditional installation projects introduce.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional Facilities, there are over 4,500 federal, state, and local correctional facilities in the US. Beam Global anticipates that all of these facilities will require EV charging to reach zero emissions by 2027 when federal government mandates are in place.

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