An RAC customer was left stranded at their own home after purchasing a 2020 Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid 4 months ago. This patron had not charged the vehicle at all in this time, leaving the hybrid battery completely flat, so the RAC were phoned for assistance because of the pioneering EV charging pod installed on their standard patrol vehicles.
Thanks to Charge Pod, the RAC were able to deliver a power boost to the hybrid vehicle, giving the Porsche enough charge to be driven to the nearest static charging station.
Why is Charge Pod the best solution to this problem?
Flatbed recovery trucks are one alternative, however, this method is problematic not only because they produce a huge amount of CO2 emissions, but there are certain locations where a flatbed recovery truck cannot access, like a multi-storey carpark for instance.
Other solutions include portable batteries which pose the problem of being heavy, space consuming and cannot ensure enough power is provided to the electric vehicle to give it enough power to reach a static charging station before the battery itself runs out of power.
Therefore, we designed an EV charging pod for the problem of flat and/or severely charge depleted EVs which is lightweight, compact and offers 100% duty cycle of power, so it will never run out of power and is always ready for use.
For more information about the Charge Pod system, please click here.
To learn more about the implementation of Charge Pod into the RAC’s fleet, this can be found on the RAC’s website here: RAC exclusive deal will see hundreds more mobile EV charging vans on the road | RAC Drive
Further information about RAC breakdown cover for electric vehicles can be found on the following link: Electric Car Breakdown Cover | #1 For EV Breakdown | RAC