Newsletter 134 – November 2020

Newsletter 134 November 2020

No electricity – no problem.  Charging the ALPHA Electro with sunshine

Beam conducted the world’s first Flying on Sunshine™ flight in a Pipistrel production electric aircraft, powered completely by Beam’s EV ARC™ solar-powered charging unit delivering off-grid, sustainably generated, locally stored energy.

The world-first maiden flight took place at Reedley Municipal Airport in Fresno County, California with local officials present and Pilot Joseph Oldham at the controls.

The unit was completely off-grid and provided the necessary 240 volt single-phase current to charge the ALPHA Electro without issue.

“The electrification of transportation is taking to the skies, powered by Beam Global. With 40% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from transportation in California, it’s imperative to push the envelope in every form of mobility,” said Beam Global CEO, Desmond Wheatley.

The pilot, Mr. Joseph Oldham and the Beam Global CEO, Mr. Desmond Wheatley, next to the ALPHA Electro

“Whether it has two, four or 18 wheels, a propeller or four rotors, Beam is developing sustainable solutions to deliver clean mobility to all. An important differentiator for us is that our products can charge any form of transportation, enabling us to take advantage of growth across this massive but diverse sector.”

Mr. Desmond Wheatley, the Beam Global CEO

This proof of concept test flight is the first step in Beam Global’s larger initiative to bring clean mobility to this new sector of sustainable transportation.

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