An American electric vehicle charging solution company is delivering a series of solar-powered charging stations across the Southern Californian city of San Diego – at no cost to the city or the drivers who use the stations.
Beam Global will deploy its patented EV ARC™ 2020 charging stations through a public-private partnership with a corporate sponsor who will receive global naming rights to the network and highly visible corporate brand placement on the charging units.
Under the proposed structure, the sponsorship will pay for the renewably-powered EV charging, free for the public to use. Beam Global says its agreement with the City of San Diego signifies a major step forward in plans to establish networks of public EV charging infrastructure in municipalities across the US and internationally.
“In America’s Finest City, we’re known for pushing the envelope on innovation, often taking the first step in implementing cleaner, greener technologies,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer. “We’re excited about this collaboration with local manufacturer Beam Global to strengthen the City’s renewable energy options and encourage more people in other cities to do the same.”
“The City of San Diego is the ideal choice to launch this unique city-wide EV charging infrastructure initiative and become the first city in the world where it is possible to drive on sunshine, guilt free, emissions free and the best free of all – free, free,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “Because our products are deployed without construction or a utility bill, we are uniquely able to provide this type of sponsored EV charging network at scale and with unrivalled speed.
“The sponsors we seek will be enabling the first city-wide driving on sunshine experience in the world and will get the name recognition and carbon and greenhouse gas emissions offsets associated with the networks. It’s win, win, win for the corporate sponsor, the city, EV drivers, and for Beam Global. I believe we will repeat this model in many other major cities because it makes so much sense for everyone involved.”