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RAC EV Boost (Charge Pod) and Wireless Trailer Board Feature on ITV Tonight

RAC EV Boost (Charge Pod) and Wireless Trailer Board Feature on ITV Tonight

The Original ADS Charge Pod also known as RAC EV Boost and Wireless Trailer Board feature with the RAC on ITV’s current affairs series, ITV Tonight.

This episode named Cars: The End of Petrol and Diesel was created in light of the 2030 target for banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles.

During the programme, TV presenter Ginny Buckley set up a sequence where she deliberately ran an EV flat at the roadside to see exactly what happens to the vehicle and what kind of recovery is available for EV drivers.

Because the RAC are equipped with the Original ADS Charge Pod (RAC EV boost), they are able to deliver a power boost from their standard patrol vehicles that are currently in service due to the fact that Charge Pod is lightweight, compact, and offers 100% duty cycle of power.

This has proved to be an essential service for the RAC’s EV drivers as they have identified a trend occurring:

“Many of our patrols have been going to people at out of order charge points, so even if a person has planned their journey very carefully, they are frustrated that it’s not working”.

It is, therefore, critical that the RAC are able to provide a convenient out of fuel service to the growing number of EV customers.

To find out more about electric car breakdown assistance with the RAC, click here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

For further information about our highly innovative Charge Pod system, click here.

More information about our Wireless Trailer Board can be found here.

To find out more about this episode follow this link.

One mile short

One mile short

This driver had just picked up a hire car and set off on their journey when they realised that the vehicle had very little charge remaining. As a result, they proceeded on to the nearest high powered static charging station. However, the driver was not a regular EV driver and the charge depleted faster than they had anticipated. As they were wondering what to do when your EV runs out of charge, the inevitable happened…

When they were just 1 mile from a supermarket charging station, the vehicle ran totally flat leaving them stranded at the roadside so, the driver called the RAC for assistance.

The RAC were able to give the vehicle a quick and easy charge from the Charge Pod system installed on their standard patrol vehicles, enabling the patron to get to a static charging station in the safest and most convenient fashion.

It was incredibly fortunate that the RAC were able to provide this service because this EV operated a remote starting/keyless system, meaning it would have been unsafe to tow it and would otherwise have needed to be transported with all four wheels off the ground. In the current climate where both pollutants and social distancing are chief concerns, Charge Pod is the most practical and environmentally conscious solution available for roadside assistance companies for the problem or flat or severely depleted EVs.

So, if you are concerned about what to do when your EV runs out of charge, call the RAC for assistance!

To find out more about RAC membership and the support they provide for electric car breakdown, check out the following page: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

Further information about the use of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet can be found here: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

For more information about the innovative Charge Pod system, click here.

No electric car charge cards

No electric car charge cards

After purchasing a brand-new electric car just 2 days ago, this EV driver was yet to obtain the electric car charge cards required to charge electric vehicles but was advised at the dealership that this would not be an issue as most charge points accept credit/debit cards to pay for the electricity. However, this was not case, and the driver failed to find a charging station which accepted payment from a credit/debit card before running out of charge.

After struggling to find a charging station which would accept a bank card payment, the driver was left stranded at a charging station, so he called the RAC for assistance.

Being armed with the Charge Pod system, the RAC were able to get the driver to a suitable static charging station promptly. Charge Pod is a lightweight and compact system offering 100% duty cycle of power which enables companies to provide an “out of fuel” service to EV drivers.

Now that the electric vehicle market is gaining momentum, misinformation about the charging infrastructure is likely to be problematic until people become more familiar with the technology. This makes it even more imperative that EV drivers are provided with the support they need during this transitional period.

To find out why Charge Pod is the most suitable solution to the problem of flat or severely charge depleted EVs on the global marketplace click here.

To find out how our super lightweight and compact Charge Pod system works, click here.

For further information about the use of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet, please follow the following link: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

Locked in a car park only to reach a broken electric car charging point

Locked in a car park only to reach a broken electric car charging point

The driver of a 2014 Nissan LEAF got locked in a carpark, and as she was waiting for the carpark to reopen, she kept her car running with the heater turned on to keep warm. By the time the carpark opened, she realised that she did not have very much charge left so she drove to the nearest charging station at a nearby supermarket. However, when she reached the electric car charging point, she found that the charge point was not working. Not having enough charge to reach an alternative charging station, she called the RAC for assistance.

The RAC were able to deliver a roadside boost to the EV, thanks to the Original ADS Charge Pod solution. Charge Pod is a lightweight and compact system which offers 100% duty cycle of power, meaning it provides companies like the RAC with the perfect “out of fuel” service for their growing number of EV customers.

The occurrence of problems with electric charging points is a frequent issue for EV drivers. This results in many drivers being left stranded with very little or no charge to reach an alternative electric car charging point. This makes it imperative that companies who deal with EVs are able to provide the best possible solution to their customers.

For further information about why our Charge Pod solution was created, click here.

To find out more about our partnership with the RAC and the use of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet, please follow this link: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

More information about RAC membership which includes the Charge Pod (also known as RAC EV Boost) system, can be found here on the RAC website: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

Places to be, work to be done.

Places to be, work to be done.

Portable car chargers for electric cars are proving themselves essential to provide emergency power to EVs unable to reach a static charging station before they run out of charge. This was the case yet again last week when a business trip becomes problematic when Kia Soul driver becomes stranded at a hotel.

Imagine you are on a business trip and after a long and tiring journey you arrive at your hotel, plug your EV into the hotel charge unit ready for another journey tomorrow but the charging point fails. This inconvenience became a reality for one Kia Soul driver whose best solution was to phone the RAC for assistance.

Upon the patrol’s arrival the exhausted RAC customer received a quick and simple 30-minute charge from our Charge Pod system which provides companies with onboard portable car chargers for electric cars designed to deliver an emergency power boost to flat or severely charge depleted EVs. This solution enabled the EV driver to reach another static charging point nearby with little inconvenience or hassle. Relived at the stress-free solution, the businessman was able to get back to the hotel and continue his evening as planned promptly. Commenting on how he was dreading the alternatives to Charge Pod, the businessman explained he was…

“…concerned that I would have to wait for a  flatbed recovery vehicle to transport myself and the car to another charging station, I’m so glad the RAC have this great alternative, it made my evening considerably easier than I initially thought it would be”.

Further information:

For more information about the innovative Charge Pod system, click here.

To find out more about RAC membership and the support they provide for electric car breakdown, check out the following page: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

Further information about the use of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet can be found here: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

Charge Pod features on EV Cafe in LIVE demonstration with the RAC

Charge Pod features on EV Cafe in LIVE demonstration with the RAC

It was great to see our Charge Pod system in action during the live demonstration conducted by the  RAC on the fantastic The EV Cafe webinar on Wednesday.

The EV Charge Pod is a mobile electrical boost system developed to provide flat or severely depleted electric vehicles with a roadside power boost so they can be driven to the nearest static charging point rather than being picked up and recovered on a flatbed truck. Charge Pod enables you to provide the same “out of fuel” service as you would to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles to the growing EV market.

Due to the system being lightweight, compact and offering a 100% duty cycle of power, Charge Pod is extremely popular with companies who support (i.e., vehicle rescue and roadside assistance companies), transportation companies, and/or companies with storage facilities for electric vehicles (such as docks).

It was great to see the EV Cafe discussing this pioneering technology.

 

You can catch the episode here: The EV Café – “The Power Play!”

 

Further information: 

More information about our Charge Pod system can be found here.

To find out more about the partnership between the RAC and Original ADS and the implementation of Charge Pod within the RAC’s fleet, then please follow this link to the RAC website: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive

Information about RAC electric car breakdown cover can be found here: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC

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