Envision Solar Issued Chinese Patent for EV ARC(TM) Products

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – April 24, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced today the issuance of a patent by the Chinese Patent Office that covers the Company's EV ARC™ products.

The Chinese patent for invention number ZL201380042601.2, issued on March 9, 2018, is for the Company's EV ARC™ product. The Company recently announced the issuance of a US patent for its Transformer ARC™ product to add to its growing intellectual property portfolio. The Company's EV–Standard™ product is patent pending while patent applications for future products are currently being drafted.

Envision Solar's President and CEO, Desmond Wheatley, is currently visiting China with the US/China Chamber of Commerce as part of an industrial enterprise trip during which he is meeting with government officials and industry leaders to grow the Company's international business. Prior to visiting China Mr. Wheatley was in Delhi, India as part of a US trade delegation accompanying Energy Secretary, Rick Perry. Mr. Wheatley also visited Dubai where he met with the Dubai Energy and Water Authority (DEWA), the governmental department responsible for the installation of EV charging infrastructure.

“Our core US business is going from strength to strength,” said Desmond Wheatley, “and we are growing our intellectual property portfolio with meaningful patents covering products which we believe address gaps in the rapidly growing industries we target. Our patented EV ARC™ is now covered in China — the fastest growth market for EVs in the world. I'm convinced that EV–Standard and our other developing products will enjoy equal or greater success.”

According to Research in China, a consultancy, China aims to build 12,000 centralized charging stations and 4.8 million distributed charging stations by 2020. President Xi Jingping has mandated that remote, poor and rural communities, which often lack sufficient utility grid connections, be served by EV charging infrastructure while at the same time championing China's pivot to renewable and sustainable New Energy sources. The Company's management continues to view China as a significant potential market for its products. The issuance of a Chinese patent for EV ARC™ products will enhance the Company's ability to defend its IP.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

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Envision Solar Announces the Delivery of EV ARC(TM) Solar Charging Stations to California Department of Parks and Recreation

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – April 17, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced the successful delivery of EV ARC™ products to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The EV ARC™ products are providing workplace charging at the agency's Bay Area District Office and public charging for park visitors at Natural Bridges State Park in Santa Cruz.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation chose EV ARC™ products because of their ease of installation and the 100% emissions–free driving delivered by the units using clean solar energy. The EV ARC™ products will allow park users, employees, and fleet vehicles to plug in and drive on sunshine in remote locations and/or where circuit deficiencies exist. The agency also appreciates the capability to move EV ARC™ EV chargers if necessary to optimize usage.

“The California Department of Parks and Recreation is the latest agency to recognize the benefits of driving on sunshine with our EV ARCs,” said Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “We are delighted to be working with them and look forward to enabling more clean, green and impact–free charging infrastructure for them in the future.”

With over 340 miles of coastline, 970 miles of lake and river frontage, 15,000 campsites, and 4,500 miles of trails, the State Park System provides wonderful recreational, educational, and inspirational opportunities for over 67 million visitors a year. As the number of EVs on California's roads grows, there will be an increasing requirement for the unique benefits offered by the EV ARC™ off–grid charging solution in these locations. Envision Solar considers Parks and Recreation agencies in California and across the US as likely areas of continued future growth.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

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City of Pittsburgh Deploys Five Envision Solar EV ARC(TM) Units

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – April 10, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc. (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced the delivery of five EV ARC™ units that will be utilized by the City of Pittsburgh. The EV ARC™ products will provide emissions–free EV charging and serve as a source of emergency power during grid failures and other crisis situations like increasingly severe weather events and flooding.

The EV ARC™ stations were deployed at the Second Avenue Parking Plaza to provide solar–powered EV charging for the city's fleet of electric vehicles. Pittsburgh is in the process of developing its third climate action plan to create policies and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within city limits.

Using Envision's solar–powered EV ARC™ products enables the City of Pittsburgh to continue to execute on Mayor Peduto's sustainability and resiliency goals. Fleet vehicles which charge from the EV ARC™ are 100% emissions–free, while 70% of the power used by grid–connected EV chargers is carbon fuel based.

“As the City transitions to 100% fossil fuel free fleet by 2030, we're looking at innovative and sustainable ways to power our vehicles. The new chargers run completely on sunshine and are an exciting way for us to demonstrate our commitment to reducing the City's carbon footprint and lead by example,” said William Peduto, the Mayor of Pittsburgh.

The EV ARC™ products are also immune to grid interruptions, such as those experienced during natural disasters, terrorist attacks and/or nefarious nation–state actions. Pittsburgh's use of the solar powered chargers will ensure that fleet vehicles remain in service during grid failures. The units are also equipped with emergency power (E–power) panels, which allow first responders and other vital personnel to use the EV ARC™ as an emergency generator during disasters or other grid outages.

“Pittsburgh is another high–profile city that amongst all the available choices has selected our American made, secure, solar–powered EV charging stations,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision. “We look forward to helping them grow their EV charging infrastructure as they scale up their electric fleet.”

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

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This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding–looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Envision Solar Announces Record Q1 Revenues Over $3 Million – Exceeding Previous Annual Best

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – April 03, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, today announced unaudited revenue results for the first quarter of 2018.

In the first 3 months of the year the Company achieved revenue of over $3 million, which represents the highest quarterly revenue in the Company's history. Q1 revenues also exceed the Company's previous annual revenue record of $2.78M and were almost ten times higher than revenues for the same period in 2017. Revenue was achieved through new and repeat orders of the Company's EV ARC™ products from government and enterprise customers.

The Company is achieving consistently higher levels of backlog and pipeline through a combination of contributors including:

  • Follow–on orders from existing customers
  • Improvements in the Company's selling and marketing activities
  • Increased interest from municipal, state and federal customers
  • Increases in the adoption of electric vehicles
  • Increased legislation and government mandates favoring electrified transportation
  • Additional value stacking on the existing products such as the introduction of emergency power panels on the EV ARC™ product and the enabling of DC fast charging for electric buses and electric passenger cars without grid connections

The Company has been able to execute on higher volumes of business since successfully closing a working capital credit line as reported in Q4 of 2017.

“We are obviously very excited to have generated more revenue in this first quarter than in any previous full year in our history,” said Envision Solar CEO, Desmond Wheatley. “We are finally able to match accelerating sales demand with the working capital required to execute on the orders in a timely manner. I'm delighted and proud to see the team deliver excellence and I look forward to a very successful full year.”

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique products include the patented EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and the patent pending EV–Standard™ products, with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia™ solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego the company employs combat veterans, disabled workers, minorities and other fine contributors to produce Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

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This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Top Southern California University Orders Additional EV ARC(TM) Units

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 27, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, has received a follow–on order from a top Southern California University for EV ARC™ products. The campus purchased their first units in March of 2017.

The EV ARC™ stations will be deployed in a public parking lot on campus and will provide free solar electric vehicle (EV) charging for students, faculty, staff and guests. The initial units have proven to successfully provide EV charging for the university. Additional units will increase the availability of free EV charging and align with the university's sustainability initiatives while demonstrating the highly scalable nature of the EV ARC™ product. The university has been able to simply add units as demand increases, without having to do any other infrastructure planning or upgrades and without increasing their utility bill.

The campus' transportation sustainability goals include developing effective GHG reduction plans, sustainable fleet management and transportation demand management programs. The campus fleet is increasingly made up of zero–emission and sustainable fuel vehicles – currently over 45%. Traditional infrastructure impacts related to electrifying a large fleet are not insignificant and can come with large utility bill increases. The university's choice of EV ARC™ products will relieve them of both negative impacts while enabling their fleet to drive on sunshine.

Envision Solar looks forward to assisting the southern California university in reducing their carbon footprint by providing the fastest deployed, most scalable EV charging station the world has seen to date, allowing the university's community to drive on nothing but sunshine.

“We are always delighted to get follow on orders,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision, “especially when they come from customers who are in what we believe will be major growth opportunity area for our products. It's a great validation of our technology and our business model.”

Researchers estimate that California may need up to 220,000 publicly accessible charging ports by 2020 to meet projected demand, well beyond the roughly 16,000 available today. Hundreds of thousands of additional charging stations will be necessary at multi–unit dwellings. To meet demand, large California universities must invest in EV charging infrastructure in a scalable and sustainable manner. Envision Solar's EV ARC™ product provides a rapidly deployed and highly scalable turn–key solution that delivers solar powered charging with zero impact while lessening the impact of EVs on the grid and, as a result, their utility bills.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding–looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Top Southern California University Orders Additional EV ARC(TM) Units

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 27, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, has received a follow–on order from a top Southern California University for EV ARC™ products. The campus purchased their first units in March of 2017.

The EV ARC™ stations will be deployed in a public parking lot on campus and will provide free solar electric vehicle (EV) charging for students, faculty, staff and guests. The initial units have proven to successfully provide EV charging for the university. Additional units will increase the availability of free EV charging and align with the university's sustainability initiatives while demonstrating the highly scalable nature of the EV ARC™ product. The university has been able to simply add units as demand increases, without having to do any other infrastructure planning or upgrades and without increasing their utility bill.

The campus' transportation sustainability goals include developing effective GHG reduction plans, sustainable fleet management and transportation demand management programs. The campus fleet is increasingly made up of zero–emission and sustainable fuel vehicles – currently over 45%. Traditional infrastructure impacts related to electrifying a large fleet are not insignificant and can come with large utility bill increases. The university's choice of EV ARC™ products will relieve them of both negative impacts while enabling their fleet to drive on sunshine.

Envision Solar looks forward to assisting the southern California university in reducing their carbon footprint by providing the fastest deployed, most scalable EV charging station the world has seen to date, allowing the university's community to drive on nothing but sunshine.

“We are always delighted to get follow on orders,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision, “especially when they come from customers who are in what we believe will be major growth opportunity area for our products. It's a great validation of our technology and our business model.”

Researchers estimate that California may need up to 220,000 publicly accessible charging ports by 2020 to meet projected demand, well beyond the roughly 16,000 available today. Hundreds of thousands of additional charging stations will be necessary at multi–unit dwellings. To meet demand, large California universities must invest in EV charging infrastructure in a scalable and sustainable manner. Envision Solar's EV ARC™ product provides a rapidly deployed and highly scalable turn–key solution that delivers solar powered charging with zero impact while lessening the impact of EVs on the grid and, as a result, their utility bills.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding–looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

Envision Solar and Nikola Motor Company Team Up at Advanced Naval Technology Exercise to Charge Tactical Vehicles Off-Grid

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 20, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, is charging the Nikola NZT a tactical Electric Vehicle at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base in Southern California.

The EV ARC™ unit is providing an off–grid source of power in a remote area for the exercise, allowing tactical Electric Vehicles and other essential equipment to operate over an extended period of time and away from utility grid infrastructure, thus simulating a typical forward operating environment. EV ARC™ units replace diesel or gasoline generators and as such the tactical EVs will continue to operate without any requirement to deliver fuels to dangerous or remote locations. EV ARC™ products run silent and do not give off the heat signature generally associated with internal combustion engine generators.

General Robert Neller stated that what Marines really need “is a way to recharge batteries–or maintain a sort of expeditionary power capability that doesn't cause me to pull a wagon or something.”

Envision Solar's EV ARC™ product is rapidly deployed and is currently providing fuel for tactical vehicles at the exercise. It is also equipped with emergency power panels and 3 phase connectors to provide a source of off grid, highly reliable power in any location where it can see the sky.

The US Secretary of the Navy has announced a goal to receive 50% of the energy the navy consumes come from alternative sources by 2020.

The pairing of the EV ARC™ and the Nikola Reckless is a glimpse into the future of expeditionary warfare. Both the EV ARC™ and the Reckless are silent, powerful and sit on the cutting edge of their respective industries.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding–looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

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Another DOE National Laboratory Selects Envision Solar EV ARC(TM) Solar Charging Stations for its Fleet EVs

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 15, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that another Department of Energy National Laboratory will deploy EV ARC™ units to provide emissions–free EV charging for its fleet vehicles.

Many DOE National Laboratories are in the process of transitioning their fleets to zero–emissions vehicles (ZEVs). The EV ARC™ products' ease of deployment and environmental impact–free installation coupled with the truly emissions–free driving it delivers were major factors in the Lab's decision to select the EV ARC™ over grid–tied options.

“We are honored that more Department of Energy Laboratories are selecting the EV ARC to charge their fleet vehicles,” said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. “We are looking forward to enabling the driving on sunshine experience for their entire fleet and employees and visitors too.”

In many locations fleet vehicles are electrifying faster than the general driving public. So far this year, the mayors of LA, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle have partnered on a Request for Information for 24,000 electric fleet vehicles and 30 other major cities are seeking the same information. According to Bloomberg, the landmark EV order has an estimated price of $10 billion. Envision Solar views fleets as a major opportunity and is currently supplying New York and many other cities.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding–looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

City of Oakland Deploys EV ARC(TM) Products for Employee Charging and Emergency Preparedness

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 08, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California has recently deployed its EV ARC™ products, equipped with ChargePoint chargers, to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power to the city's public works department and emergency response services.

The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable alternative fuel. The City of Oakland has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward. As part of the City's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide clean and reliable power, it intends to use solar as the cleanest fuel available for the City's green fleet and as a potential source of backup power to add resiliency in the event of a power outage or lost access to other fuels.

“We are very happy to add Oakland to our growing list of municipal customers,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. “They fully appreciate the value of rapidly deployed, scalable, renewably energized EV charging that will keep their fleet running on clean, free energy and provide emergency power when they need it most.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the municipal market to be an important area of focus for our sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC™ products in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Sacramento and others. The Company is currently fulfilling orders for Pittsburgh, PA and others. The Company's municipal pipeline is expanding.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, without reducing available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique products include the patented EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and the patent pending EV–Standard™ products, with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia™ solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego the company employs combat veterans, disabled workers, minorities and other fine contributors to produce Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.

City of Oakland Deploys EV ARC(TM) Products for Employee Charging and Emergency Preparedness

SAN DIEGO, CA—(Marketwired – March 08, 2018) – Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) (“Envision Solar,” or the “Company”), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that the City of Oakland, California has recently deployed its EV ARC™ products, equipped with ChargePoint chargers, to provide emissions free EV charging and emergency power to the city's public works department and emergency response services.

The City of Oakland is committed to sustainable operations overall as well as making their fleet as green as possible. 43% of the City's annual 700,000 gallons of fuel consumed is a low carbon or renewable alternative fuel. The City of Oakland has 26 EVs today and intends to increase that number going forward. As part of the City's ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and provide clean and reliable power, it intends to use solar as the cleanest fuel available for the City's green fleet and as a potential source of backup power to add resiliency in the event of a power outage or lost access to other fuels.

“We are very happy to add Oakland to our growing list of municipal customers,” said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. “They fully appreciate the value of rapidly deployed, scalable, renewably energized EV charging that will keep their fleet running on clean, free energy and provide emergency power when they need it most.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 19,354 cities and towns in the United States. Envision Solar considers the municipal market to be an important area of focus for our sales team. The Company has deployed EV ARC™ products in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boulder, Sacramento and others. The Company is currently fulfilling orders for Pittsburgh, PA and others. The Company's municipal pipeline is expanding.

Invented and manufactured in California, the EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, without reducing available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission–driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique products include the patented EV ARC™, the patented Solar Tree® and the patent pending EV–Standard™ products, with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia™ solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego the company employs combat veterans, disabled workers, minorities and other fine contributors to produce Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit www.envisionsolar.com or call (858) 799–4583.

Forward–Looking Statements

This Press Release may contain forward–looking statements regarding future events or our expected future results that are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. All statements in this Report other than statements of historical facts are forward–looking statements. Forward–looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or results. Statements contemplating or making assumptions regarding actual or potential sales, market size, and demand, prospective business contracts, customer orders, trends or operating results also constitute forward–looking statements. Our actual results may differ substantially from those indicated in forwarding looking statements because our business is subject to significant economic, competitive, regulatory, business and industry risks which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. Our operating results, financial condition, and business performance may be adversely affected by a general decline in the economy, unavailability of capital or financing for our prospective customers to purchase products and services from us, competition, changes in regulations, a decline in the demand for solar energy, a lack of profitability, a decline in our stock price, and other risks. We may not have adequate capital, financing or cash flow to sustain our business or implement our business plans. Current results and trends are not necessarily indicative of future results that we may achieve.