First Off-Grid Charger Makes a High-Visibility Clean Energy Commitment to Combat Fossil Fuel Emissions and Provide Resiliency

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envision Solar International, Inc., (Nasdaq: EVSI, EVSIW) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading producer of unique and sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, announced that the Tehama County Air Pollution Control District in California has deployed the Company’s EV ARC™ EV charging infrastructure product. The EV ARC™ makes free EV charging available to the public as part of the Carl Moyer Program in partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The station is now officially open to the public and is located in Red Bluff, CA, next to the Tehama County Agriculture Commission Department. The EV ARC™ was purchased through the mandatory California State contract issued to Envision in 2016 and renewed in 2018, using a grant by the Rural Assistance Program and the Air Control District.

“We are seeing a growing number of municipalities and government departments increase their commitments to provide clean EV charging infrastructure,” said Desmond Wheatley, CEO at Envision Solar. “Citizens want local governments to reduce pollution from diesel and gas vehicles in their own communities. The Carl Moyer program is another source of funds that local governments can use to acquire our rapidly deployed products and provide a driving on sunshine experience to their constituency.”

The Rural Assistance Program falls under the Carl Moyer Program which provides grant funding for cleaner-than-required engines, equipment, and other sources of air pollution. The Program is implemented as a partnership between CARB and California’s 35 local air districts. CARB works collaboratively with the air districts and other stakeholders to set guidelines and ensure the Program reduces pollution and provides cleaner air for Californians.

Manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ and EV ARC™ DC Fast Charging products fit inside single parking spaces without reducing available parking. The EV ARC™ product generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. EV ARC™ DC fast charging systems provide up to 1,100 miles per day. The EV ARC™ system’s solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ (patented) which causes the solar array to follow the sun, generating up to 25 percent more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product’s on-board energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide EV charging and emergency power during grid failure. The EV ARC™ product is a permanent solution that provides Level I, Level II and DC Fast Charging, but because it requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company’s San Diego facility by highly talented, mission-driven team members, including combat veterans, individuals with disabilities and other underserved demographics.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, produces and sells unique and patented sustainable infrastructure products for electric vehicle charging, energy security and outdoor media, including the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia™ solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the Nasdaq CM under the symbols EVSI and EVSIW. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799-4583. Follow us on social media to keep up with the latest news: Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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