Charge Pod Gives Electric Rental Car a Boost
With legislation beginning to favour the use of electric vehicles for environmental reasons, some rental car companies are working towards becoming fully electric by 2025 but a number are already making extensive use of electric vehicles. A problem with how such companies operates however, is that when their customers are finished with the EV there may be very low range left on the vehicle, making it potentially unable to be driven to the nearest static charging station before the charge of the car becomes fully depleted.
This problem became a reality when an RAC Roadside Patrol was called out to a hired VW e-Golf that had very little charge left, and the two nearest charge points were being used and the vehicle would not have made it back to head office. Luckily the RAC were equipped to deal with this problem, and after a quick charge the vehicle was provided with enough charge to reach the car company’s HQ.
With the electric vehicle market anticipated boom and the clamp down on emissions within cities, it is essential that breakdown providers are equipped with a quick, on-demand and effective roadside solution to provide an EV power boost.