Envision Solar International, Inc., ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewable energy, media and branding and EV charging product company, announced today that the Company has received a patent for its EV ARC™ product from the USPTO. The patent number is 9,209,648.
The Company also announced that the EV ARC™ is patent pending in China and the EU. Protecting the EV ARC™ invention comes at a crucial time for the Company as it has received orders from the State of California, New York City and many large corporate customers. Furthermore, interest from China and the EU has increased during recent months as the need for EV charging infrastructure and renewable energy continues to grow in both markets. EV ARC™ products are being seen in increasing numbers across a variety of markets, which makes the protection of the Company's IP more important than ever. The EV ARC™ product is the worlds only transportable, solar powered EV charging solution that is a real replacement for grid tied installations.
"The approval and issuance of this patent is a major milestone in our Company's ever improving story," said Desmond Wheatley, CEO of Envision Solar. "The EV ARC is our most popular product in the US, and judging by early interest, overseas as well. There continues to be rapid and vibrant growth in the renewable energy and EV charging markets. The product we have now protected plays at the nexus of those growth engines. We are an American sustainable technology innovation company and a major addition in our IP portfolio like this increases the fundamental value of our company immensely."
Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and does not reduce available parking in any way. It generates enough clean, solar electricity to power up to 150 miles of EV driving each day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by the patented EnvisionTrak™ system, which causes the array to follow the sun, generating 18 to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night. The EV ARC™ requires no trenching, foundations or installation work, allowing it to be deployed in minutes and moved to a new location with ease. Envision Solar's EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility, by combat veterans, minorities, workers with disabilities and other highly talented and mission-driven team members.