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General Motors Selects Envision Solar’s EnvisionTrak™ Solar Trees®, CleanCharge™ Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

San Diego (October 14, 2010) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCBB:EVSI), a leading sustainable infrastructure designer and developer, announced today that the company has been selected by General Motors, LLC to install its CleanCharge™ solar powered electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations integrated into EnvisionTrak™ tracking Solar Trees® at a number of prominent locations.

“We are pleased to have been selected by General Motors for these strategic installations that will enable Chevy Volts to leverage clean solar power to recharge their batteries without relying on carbon fuel generated electricity,” said Bob Noble, CEO of Envision Solar. “We applaud GM’s commitment to clean energy as well as green job creation through this initiative.”

The Chevy Volt extended-range electric car is expected to hit showrooms in November 2010 and will be rolled out initially in California, Michigan, Washington, D.C., Texas and New York. New Jersey and Connecticut will join in mid-2011.

“GM is committed to reducing carbon emissions and reliance on petroleum,” said Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman, global product operations. “We chose Envision Solar because its clean charging infrastructure allows us to maximize the environmental benefits of our electric vehicles through the use of clean renewable energy and further demonstrates our commitment to the proliferation of sustainable EV charging infrastructure.”

Envision Solar’s Solar Tree with EnvisionTrak™ is a highly engineered parking lot solar array that is 20 to 25 percent more productive than conventional fixed solar arrays, due to the incorporation of dual axis tracking which enables the canopy to follow the sun throughout the day. “We have designed this technology with an architectural focus that enhances the overall aesthetic of corporate and commercial campuses,” Noble added. “The addition of our CleanCharge system makes this a truly comprehensive design and technology package, offering a value-added investment for businesses anticipating the dramatic growth in the electric vehicle market over the next decade.”

Pike Research forecasts that the market for plug-in hybrid and battery electric passenger cars and light duty trucks will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 106 percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in sales of more than 3.24 million vehicles during that period.


Getting Started in Renewable Energy

We have put together a series of kits for those wanting to get involved with generating their own clean, renewable energy, and learn how the big systems work. The modules include a small 400 watt wind turbine, a 60 watt solar array, an optional engine driven battery charger with propane conversion, and a inverter for producing 120vac from the sun and wind. Each module is optional, so as little or as much can be ordered at once. The capacity of the modules is flexible, so give us a call if you are interested in a science fair, travel trailer, or a home sized system. These systems can be used where there is no power, or as an emergency backup for a grid dependent home. Complete installation instructions are available.

Steve Spence


Building an Eco-Bus

Now that Chandra and Greg are taking over the Green-Trust facilities, that frees me up for other environmental projects. First up is a school bus to RV conversion, propelled by biodiesel and waste vegetable oil, with electrical provided by solar. This bus will be used for attending renewable energy shows, seminars and demonstrations, as a showcase for clean renewable energy and conservation. It will be outfitted with the latest in energy conserving devices and recycling technologies. We are looking for the right bus, and the right sponsors that are in line with our mission. If you are a renewable energy vendor, or a company with an environmental mission, drop us a line. Donations for the project are appreciated, and sponsors will be credited in the news and articles that follow the build.