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Envision Solar Breaks Ground on Tracking Solar Tree® at General Motors' Milford Proving Ground

Solar Tree® Structure will provide 30,000 kilowatt hours of solar power per year to the facility

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Envision Solar International (OTCBB:EVSI - News), a leading sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer, announced it has broken ground for the deployment of a Tracking Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™, Envision's proprietary tracking solution and SunCharge™, column integrated Electric Vehicle charging station, at General Motors' (NYSE: GM) Milford Proving Ground.

The patent pending, dual synchronous solar tracking system gives the array the ability to capture 25 percent more solar power than a conventional fixed solar canopy. The structure will produce up to 30,000 kilowatt hours a year and provide enough solar energy to charge six electric vehicles per day.

"Envision's Solar Tree is an ideal renewable energy solution because it gives us the ability to pull solar power from an area where traditional methods aren't feasible due to space or structural restrictions," said Rob Threlkeld, Global Manager – Renewable Energy, General Motors.  "Solar Trees, deployed in parking lots, will go a long way in helping us reach our renewable energy goals and it's important to us that we use architecturally beneficial products, like the Solar Tree, whenever we are deploying in high visibility sites."

This deployment, part of a larger program, is the second Tracking Solar Tree® on GM property. In November 2011, the two companies cut the ribbon on a Solar Tree® at a GM site in Warren, Michigan.

"General Motors is a valued customer with whom we are growing our footprint", said Desmond Wheatley, President and CEO of Envision Solar. "We are excited by the prospect of our tracking Solar Tree® arrays in GM facilities and dealerships all over the country and this ground breaking in Michigan is the latest step in that journey. We have designed special Solar Tree® arrays specifically for GM and we are making sure that we continue to provide them with the highest quality, most productive structures available. One great American product working with another."

For more information about Envision Solar, please visit www.envisionsolar.com.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.

Envision Solar, www.envisionsolar.com, designs, manufactures and deploys unique, proprietary and architecturally accretive renewable energy systems. The company's flagship products include the patented Solar Tree® and Solar Tree® Socket™ solar shaded parking solutions with EnvisionTrak™, a proprietary and patent pending solar tracking machine, and SunCharge™ Column Integrated Electric Vehicle charging stations. Based in San Diego, California the company integrates only the highest quality components into its Made in America products ensuring long and trouble free service and timeless beautification of the parking lots they serve. This unique approach to the industry allows the company's commercial and institutional customers to take full advantage of the value creation associated with transforming parking lots into beautiful, shaded, renewable energy generation plants shrouded in the "Green Halo."  Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [OTCBB: EVSI]. For more information on the company, contact 1-866-746-0514.

General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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