Beam Global Supplying EV ARC Charging Systems to Transition Federal Railroad Administration Fleet

May 15, 2024
The EV ARC charging systems are able to operate completely off the grid. By utilizing solar panels, the system generates and stores its own clean electricity even during a blackout

Beam Global, a provider of sustainable infrastructure solutions for the electrification of transportation, announced that the Federal Railroad Administration has ordered EV ARC solar-powered EV charging systems to charge federal fleet vehicles at the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, Colorado. 

The EV ARC charging systems operate completely off the grid. By utilizing solar panels, the system generates and stores its own clean electricity even during a blackout and can be deployed with no electrical work, no construction, and no utility bill. This will allow the federal government to reduce its costs through avoided construction, electrical upgrades, operational disruptions, and ongoing utility bills. 

“Railroad infrastructure is vast and by its nature often in locations where readily available utility connections are rare or hard to procure. This is another excellent example of the strength of our products in terms of their ability to solve big challenges in a scalable, robust, and sustainable manner,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Beam Global. 

“As government entities at all levels continue to electrify their fleets, rapid deployment, renewable energy, energy resiliency, and disaster preparedness are becoming increasingly key decision factors in the nationwide EV charging infrastructure buildout," added Wheatley. 

In total, the federal fleet is comprised of nearly 657,500 vehicles. Under Executive Order 14057 and its accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan, all federal vehicle acquisitions will need to be 100% zero emission by 2035, with all light-duty acquisitions being 100% zero emission by 2027.