Three and a half years ago when we launched SolarChargedDriving.Com, solar-charged EV canopies were few in number in North America and the pace of their installation was slow.
Today, they’re going up everywhere (see our exclusive map of solar EV charging canopies).
The YouTube video embedded above, which shows the installation of a solar EV charging canopy at Baka Mobile headquarters in Toronto — and which was posted to YouTube in November 2012, is just one example of the many new solar EV charging stations going up in North America.
A time-lapse view It’s appropriate the video uses time-lapse photography to speed up the installation for viewers, as this stands in, metaphorically, for the dramatic increase in the growth of solar EV charging stations in North America in the past three years.
The pace of installations has picked up especially, during the past 1 ½ years – a time period which coincides with the widespread availability of plug-in vehicles such as the Chevy Volt, which is pictured at the end of the video.
According to Baka Mobile, its Volt fleet is expected to drive hundreds of thousands of miles on clean, green, solar-produced electricity thanks to this new 20 kW solar EV canopy, or hundreds of thousands of what we at SolarChargedDriving.Com Sun Miles®