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Beam Global: State of California Places Order for 52 More EV ARC™ Solar-Powered EV Charging Systems

May 20, 2021



Beam Global: State of California Places Order for 52 More EV ARC™ Solar-Powered EV Charging Systems


State makes $4 million investment to support energy resilience, disaster preparedness and EV fleet sustainability at 12 state agencies


SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2021  — Beam Global, (Nasdaq: BEEM, BEEMW), the leading provider of innovative sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, announced an order from the California Department of General Services (DGS) for 52 Beam Global EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems. The EV ARC™ systems will expand access to sustainable EV charging and emergency power for 12 state government agencies. Beam Global EV charging infrastructure products are transportable, off-grid and require no construction, permitting or electrical work, providing fleet vehicles with access to clean, resilient EV charging. Wind rated to 120mph, flood-proof to 9 ½ feet and featuring an emergency power panel, the EV ARC™ systems also serve as emergency preparedness sustainable generators for fleet operators and first responders as they continue to operate during grid failures and provide power in locations without access to the utility grid.

Funded by a California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) grant and executed by the DGS Office of Sustainability’s Transportation Unit, the order will bolster the state’s off grid and resilient EV charging infrastructure for government-owned fleets, which already incorporates Beam Global products previously deployed statewide. This order is purchased through DGS’ statewide California Contract #1-18-61-16 which simplifies the procurement process, ensures best pricing and is available to all state agencies and local government entities. The systems will provide power during emergencies and charge State of California EV fleets year-round. DGS has allocated the new EV ARC™ systems, according to each agency’s needs, for delivery and deployment within 90 days of order placement. This bulk purchase reflects Beam Global’s capability to fulfill orders of increasing scale while generating recurring demand, particularly in the public sector.

“We believe that this, the largest single order in our history is indicative of an increased emphasis on rapidly deployed and grid independent EV charging infrastructure by all branches of government,” said Beam Global CEO Desmond Wheatley. “The U.S. has a Strategic Petroleum Reserve but there is no Strategic Electricity Reserve. Each EV ARC deployed contributes to our nation’s energy security and in combination, provide the beginnings of a Strategic Electric Reserve. We are observing that this vital capability is becoming increasingly recognized in purchasing decisions and we applaud DGS and OES for taking this leadership position in securing the fuel of the future for California.”

Federal, state and local authorities are accelerating demand for renewably-powered EV charging in the U.S. in response to recent grid failures and ambitious clean energy and electrified transportation targets. California is a leader in the transition, with Governor Gavin Newsom setting a 2035 deadline for phasing out internal combustion engine vehicle sales and advocating for $1.5 billion in public investmentsin the state’s EV charging networks. The State of Washington has announced a similar ban five years earlier in 2030. At the federal level, President Biden aims to deploy 500,000 new public EV charging outlets as part of the administration’s strategy to revitalize the country’s transportation infrastructure and fight climate change.

About Beam Global
Beam Global is a CleanTech leader that produces innovative, sustainable technology for electric vehicle (EV) charging, outdoor media, and energy security, without the construction, disruption, risks and costs of grid-tied solutions. Products include the patented EV ARC™ and Solar Tree® lines with BeamTrak™ patented solar tracking, and ARC Technology™ energy storage, along with EV charging, outdoor media and disaster preparedness packages.

The company develops, patents, designs, engineers and manufactures unique and advanced renewably energized products that save customers time and money, help the environment, empower communities and keep people moving. Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Beam Global is listed on Nasdaq under the symbols BEEM and BEEMW (formerly Envision Solar, EVSI, EVSIW). For more information visit https://BeamForAll.com/, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter.

About DGS
The California Department of General Services acts as the business manager for the state of California. DGS helps state government better serve the public by providing services to state agencies including procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management, leasing and design services, environmentally friendly transportation, and architectural oversight and funding for the construction of safe schools. DGS Office of Sustainability (OS) supports state agencies in sustainability initiatives including policies, strategies, programs and projects for state buildings. Key program areas to meet customer needs include: renewable clean energy generation (solar and wind), energy retrofits in existing facilities, zero net energy (ZNE) building policy development, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure, energy and emissions benchmarking, and recycling. The OS Transportation Unit designs and installs EV charging infrastructure at state facilities. For more information visit https://www.dgs.ca.gov/


ChargePoint Selected as SP+’s Preferred Provider for EV Expansion

August 20, 2020


SP Plus Corporation Expands Its Electric Vehicle Charging Program

ChargePoint Selected as SP+’s Preferred Provider for EV Expansion



CHICAGO  — SP Plus Corporation (SP+), (Nasdaq: SP), North America’s leading provider of parking, transportation and mobility-related services, today announced the selection of ChargePoint as its preferred provider for expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging program.

SP+ selected ChargePoint, the world’s largest manufacturer of EV charging stations with a full range of smart solutions, to accelerate its plan to offer drivers the convenience of charging their vehicles while parking at an SP+ facility while they work, shop, play or stay home.

“We chose ChargePoint because they match our commitment to accommodating the future demand for e-mobility which supports the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. They are also networked to help us remotely manage the charging stations and calculate our progress,” commented Jeff Eckerling, Chief Growth Officer for SP+.

The integration between SP+’s consumer-facing app Parking.com and ChargePoint is designed to allow EV drivers to easily find, reserve, park and identify locations to charge their vehicles.

“ChargePoint’s mission is to get every driver behind the wheel of an EV one parking space at a time,” said Adam Cook, Vice President, Channel Sales at ChargePoint, Inc. “To make that happen, drivers need to be able to charge everywhere they go and whenever they need to do so. We’re excited to have SP+ join this effort to enable the shift to electric mobility by supporting the buildout of EV charging at their facilities across the country.”

SP+ facilitates the efficient movement of people, vehicles and personal belongings with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience while improving bottom line results for our clients. The Company provides professional parking management, ground transportation, remote baggage check-in and handling, facility maintenance, security, event logistics, and other technology-driven mobility solutions to aviation, commercial, hospitality, healthcare and government clients across North America. For more information, visit www.spplus.com.

ChargePoint is creating the new fueling network to move all people and goods on electricity. Since 2007, ChargePoint has been committed to making it easy for businesses and drivers to go electric, with the largest EV charging network and most complete set of charging solutions available today. ChargePoint’s cloud subscription platform and software-defined charging hardware is designed internally and includes options for every charging scenario from home and multifamily to workplace, parking, hospitality, retail and fleets of all kinds. To date, ChargePoint’s network has grown to more than 115,000 places to charge with drivers plugging in approximately every two seconds while delivering more than 81 million charges. For more information, visit the ChargePoint pressroom or contact the North American press office at media@chargepoint.com.

Jill Nagel
Senior Communications Manager
jnagel@spplus.com, 312-274-2102

SemaConnect Installs 40 Smart EV Charging Stations at Two Cuesta College Campuses

April 09, 2020



SemaConnect Installs 40 Smart EV Charging Stations at Two Cuesta College Campuses



SemaConnect smart electric vehicle charging stationNew EV charging stations promote sustainability and reduced carbon emissions in the San Luis Obispo Community College District community


Cuesta College is setting an example for other California colleges with its future-forward sustainability initiatives. We look forward to charging students and faculty when they return to campus.”— Georgette Cardona, national sales director at SemaConnect



SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., USA, April 9, 2020  — SemaConnect, leading provider of electric vehicle charging stations in North America, announces the installation of 40 smart EV charging stations at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. 24 of the stations are installed at the Main Campus in San Luis Obispo, and 16 stations are installed at the North Campus in Paso Robles. The stations are mounted on single and dual pedestals, and are open to all EV drivers with valid parking permits.

Last year, in an effort to build a more environmentally conscientious campus, the San Luis Obispo Community College District contacted SemaConnect about applying for the PG&E EV Charge Network grant. With the grant, Cuesta College would receive free “make ready” infrastructure, plus funds for charging equipment from PG&E. All 40 of Cuesta College’s SemaConnect stations will receive three years of SemaConnect full network services and warranty.

“The EV Charge Network program from PG&E is helping workplaces and colleges like Cuesta College do their part to reduce emissions in California,” said Georgette Cardona, national sales director at SemaConnect. “SemaConnect is honored to be an approved vendor for PG&E’s rebate programs. Furthermore, we’re excited to help Cuesta College and the broader San Luis Obispo community support electric vehicles along the Central Coast. The San Luis Obispo Community College District is setting an example for other California colleges with its future-forward sustainability initiatives. We look forward to charging students and faculty when they return to campus next term.”

The new Series 6 SemaConnect charging stations at Cuesta College are designed for shared use at Class A commercial properties. Built for years of worry-free operation, the 40 stations feature SemaConnect’s distinctive compact design, interactive LED lights, and three-year Full Service Warranty and Network package. With the SemaConnect Network, Cuesta College parking management can control access, set custom pricing, and download usage and sustainability reports. Drivers can use one of SemaConnect’s Five Ways to Pay: calling 1-800-663-5633, visiting network.semaconnect.com, waving a SemaConnect Pass, using the SemaConnect mobile application, or downloading PlugShare. The stations are open to drivers with a valid parking permit, and cost $1.50 per hour for the first four hours. Station locations, pricing, and live charging status can be found on the SemaConnect or PlugShare apps.

About SemaConnect:
SemaConnect is the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American commercial and residential property markets. A complete EV support partner, SemaConnect delivers a truly modern property experience through innovative, elegantly designed charging stations and a robust and open network. The company has helped maximize property value and appeal through thousands of successful Class A deployments since its founding in 2008, for companies such as CBRE, JLL, Hines, Greystar, Cisco Systems and Standard Parking. SemaConnect remains the preferred charging solutions partner of municipal, parking, multifamily, hotel, office and retail customers across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit https://www.semaconnect.com/.

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