SOURCE: Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar International, Inc.

December 14, 2017 05:00 ET

Envision Solar Receives Orders From The Fresno County Rural Transit Agency to Supply Solar-Powered DC Fast Charging For Electric Bus Fleet

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2017) - Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewable energy EV Charging, Outdoor Advertising and Energy Security product company, announced today that the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) has ordered the first two of a series of solar-powered DC fast charging Solar Tree® DCFC products from the Company.

FCRTA will deploy the Solar Tree® DCFC systems as part of their ongoing innovative efforts to reduce harmful emissions in Fresno County. This will be the first deployment of off-grid solar-powered Electric Bus DC fast charging and the first to offer a secure and renewable source of energy for charging during a grid interruption. Solar Tree® DCFC will charge FCRTA's electric buses even during black-outs or other grid interruptions, a vital transportation and energy security measure for the Authority. The product can also be accessed by first responders for emergency power during disasters. FCRTA was awarded a grant from the Fresno County Transportation Authority (New Technology Fund) to utilize this ground-breaking pollution reduction program which will allow rural members of the community to take advantage of clean, reliable electrified public transportation.

The Solar Tree® DCFC units will provide in route DC fast charging for two (2) BYD 35' electric buses between Orange Cove and Coalinga as they operate on their 90 and 130-mile loops on express routes into Fresno.

"We have already created a clean and free fueling option for our constituency through the deployment of solar-powered EV ARC chargers across the county," said Moses Stites, FCRTA General Manager. "We will now continue to lead in providing zero-emissions transportation by integrating an electric bus fleet into our public transportation system. These buses will run on sunshine and we will be able to ensure a reliable service even during black-outs due to our choice of grid-independent, clean charging solutions."

"We have been providing the fastest deployed, most scalable solar-powered EV charging available for many years now," said Desmond Wheatley CEO of Envision Solar. "In 2018 we will introduce our DC fast charging product line up. I'm delighted that FCRTA, a great and visionary partner in this bold new future, will be the first customer to deploy our Solar Tree DCFC products for electric buses."

According to analysts at the Freedonia Group Electric and Hybrid buses will hit 22% of unit demand by 2021. In a recent article, the Energy Gang cited experts suggesting that 100% of new bus purchases will be electric by 2030.

Invented and manufactured in California, the Solar Tree® DCFC is a rapidly deployed, grid-independent DC fast charging solution that covers eight parking spaces and does not reduce available parking in any way. The product'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 Solar Tree® product's energy storage for charging day or night and during grid failures. The Solar Tree® product is delivered as a fully engineered kit of parts and requires minimal installation work. Solar Tree® products are manufactured in the Company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, the disabled, minorities, and other highly talented, mission-driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar,, designs and manufactures unique, renewably energized, EV charging, Outdoor Advertising and Energy Security products including the patented EV ARC™ and the patented Solar Tree® products. Enhancements include EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and ARC™ technology energy storage solutions.

Based in San Diego the company integrates the highest quality components into its Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information, visit or call (866) 746-0514.

About The Fresno County Rural Transit Agency

The Fresno County Rural Transit Agency is a Joint Powers Agency providing daily

(M-F) general public transit services in rural Fresno County for 13 incorporated cities and 29 unincorporated communities in the County. They serve all rural Cities with Intra-City service and provide Inter-City corridor general public transit service into Fresno on a daily basis (M-F). FCRTA has been serving the general public, disabled and senior residents of Fresno County since 1979 and is advancing in green technology.

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