Other Alternatives and Why Charge Pod is the Best Solution?
Portable batteries for electric cars
Portable batteries for electric cars 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 due to its size and weight.
Operating a fleet of vans full of batteries comes at an exceptionally high cost. For example, you would need to buy vehicles to provide one service to a single problem for EV drivers. You would then need a workforce dedicated to purely deliver this service. Charge Pod means you can have an exisiting patrol vehicle filled with all other equipment needed to deal with other breakdowns which may occur at the roadside.
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 members 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.
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I have used Original’s Mount Kits for over 10 years and have had very little problems. On the 2 occasions in 10 years we have had an issue, Original have sent out an engineer straight away to look at the problem, and help us resolve it. I have no problem in recommending Original’s Mount Kits to anyone, I did so again the other day.
Phil Miles - Commercial Parts Manager - Marshall Fleet Solutions Ltd.
A really pioneering and innovative solution. I was particularly impressed with how you overcame challenges through great product development
UK Business Tech Award Judges
The service and after care from the Original team has been excellent. We would recommend this company and their product and team to anyone.
Ian Noden - Director - Sandbach Tyres
It was comfortably the most ground-breaking of all the submissions
Motor Transport Award 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
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 - BEEA
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