The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has placed its third, and largest, order for off-grid solar-powered EV ARC charging systems with Beam Global, an EV charging, energy storage, and energy security company, to fuel the city’s expanding EV fleet.
Each transportable charging station fits within a standard parking space and is capable of generating and storing its own clean electricity that can power the city’s EVs day or night and during inclement weather and power outages. The systems are also flood-proof up to 9.5 feet and wind-rated to 160 MPH, helping to advance LA’s emergency resilience and disaster preparedness.
"The EV ARC systems’ off-grid capabilities eliminate the need for costly infrastructure upgrades and allow us to quickly deploy charging stations wherever they are needed most," said Jimmy Kim, General Manager at the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. "This flexibility allows our recreation and parks fleet vehicles to remain powered and ready to serve our community.”
The systems were purchased through the California Department of General Services Contract #1-22-61-16, which simplifies the government’s procurement process and allows them to select solutions at the best-negotiated price. This contract serves to advance the state’s EV Master Plan, which expects to have 123,000 EV chargers by 2030 and 12.5 million EVs in California by 2035. California’s Energy Commission also recently approved $2.9 billion in investments to accelerate California’s EV charging goals and meet EV demand.
“National, state and city parks and recreational spaces are further ideal use cases for off-grid solar powered EV ARC charging systems. The EV ARC is deployed with no digging, no construction and no electric grid connection so it’s perfect for spaces that have limited or no grid connection and want to maintain their beauty and environmental integrity,” said Desmond Wheatley, Beam Global CEO.