What other solutions are there to problem of flat EVs and why is Charge Pod the most suitable solution?
Battery powered portable electric vehicle chargers
Battery powered portable electric vehicle chargers do not ensure completion of the job; what happens if they become flat halfway through charging? Charge Pod has 100% duty cycle, enabling the flat EV to be charged for as long as necessary. Additionally, once the battery pack is flat it is a resource that cannot be used and is costing money to transport on the vehicle.
Flatbed recovery trucks
Flatbed recovery trucks cannot be used in certain locations. For instance, some narrow streets and multi-storey car parks are extremely restricted on space. Therefore, accessing a customer in certain locations is not possible. Although some EV’s have a tow mode, those that do not have this mode carry the risk of being damaged if towed. Prior to Charge Pod, the only alternative solution for an EV which has run out of charge, was to be recovered with all wheels lifted and driven to a static charging station.
The CO2 emissions of deploying a flatbed recovery truck are up to 30 times higher than when a standard patrol vehicle is sent to assist.
Why is Charge Pod the most suitable solution?
Charge Pod has met the exact needs for worldwide fleet operators and vehicle rescue services allowing them to support their growing number of EV drivers with the standard patrol vehicles they already have in service saving time and unnecessary costs. In turn the breakdown companies have met the consumers need of addressing 58% of the populations range anxiety concerns, all helping to drive to a greener future.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Addressing a serious problem Charge Pod has sought to meet a distinct need that will only become more important as we move into the age of electric vehicles.
British Engineering Excellence Awards Judges
Charge Pod enables our patrols to help stranded EV drivers at the roadside with a power boost, equivalent to a top-up from a fuel can for a petrol or diesel car.
Chris Millward – Technical Development Manager – RAC