PVTIME – Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable products and technologies for electric vehicle (EV) charging, energy storage, energy security and outdoor media, announced that TechFlow Inc. has selected Beam Global’s sustainable EV ARC™ electric vehicle charging systems to fulfill its 367-unit award from the U.S. Army Material Command. The EV ARC™ charging systems will be deployed for the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) at 50 locations in 28 states and Puerto Rico. The award was made in support of Executive Order 14057 which calls for 100% zero-emission federal fleet vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light duty acquisitions by 2027.
“We evaluated the requirements of the U.S. Army and determined that the Beam Global EV ARC systems offered the best solution to meet the Army’s challenging off-grid EV charging requirements,” said TechFlow COO Mark Carter. “We look forward to working with the Beam Team on the rapidly deployed off-grid systems to power the fast-growing federal fleet of EVs for years to come.”
Each EV ARC™ charging system generates and stores its own electricity and delivers that power to two Enel X Way JuiceBox® Pro chargers to fuel two electric vehicles simultaneously. Off-grid and powered by renewable energy, the EV ARC™ systems are rapidly deployed turnkey sustainable charging systems requiring no construction, no electrical work and no utility connection. On-board battery storage enables EVs to charge during the night, inclement weather and grid outages, and the Emergency Power Panel can provide vital electricity to military personnel and first responders in remote locations or during disasters and grid outages. The EV ARC™ systems can be connected to the grid in the event that the Army choses to do so.
“Beam Global’s Made-in-America EV ARC systems are the only 100% solar-powered, transportable, rapidly deployed EV charging systems that fit in a single parking space without reducing available parking. Partnering with TechFlow’s experienced team to supply the U.S. Army is an excellent fit,” said Desmond Wheatley, Beam Global CEO. “The ambitious goals to electrify the federal fleet will require an unprecedented build-out of EV charging infrastructure, compressing years of work into days of deployment. The combination of Beam Global’s technology and TechFlow’s experience on bases and working with the federal government in general make the rapid deployment of reliable, sustainable, cost-effective EV charging infrastructure about as easy as it could be. We are looking forward to doing a whole lot more together.”
President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 with its accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan calls for 100% zero-emission vehicle acquisitions by 2035, including 100% light duty acquisitions by 2027. This is prioritizing and accelerating a Federal Clean Electricity and Vehicle Procurement Strategy, calling for clean and zero emissions vehicles (ZEVs). The White House stated on October 20 that federal agencies quintupled purchases of EVs and PHEVs in the 12-months ending Sept. 30, moving from approximately 1% of vehicle acquisitions in the 2021 budget year to 12% of light duty purchases in 2022. There are approximately six-hundred and seventy-five-thousand vehicles in the federal fleet.
*This order was made public during Beam Global’s earnings announcement on November 10, 2022