The EV ARC charging station fits in a parking space and collects energy from a canopy of solar panels. Wherever people need a charge, now we can give them one.
Electric car sales doubled last year, but it still isn’t easy to find a place to plug them in. Part of the problem is the way the typical electric vehicle charging station is designed: Since it has to hook up with the grid on someone’s property, it usually involves a messy and long process of permitting and digging trenches. A San Diego company wants to take another approach, using mobile, solar-powered charging stations that can be installed anywhere in a couple of minutes.