For all their similarities to regular automobiles, electric vehicles have plenty of their own quirks that require creative solutions. For example, you can’t just buy a can of electroncs to refill your EV if you run out of energy. But a Swiss firm has developed a portable fast charging station that could save stranded EV drivers. Or not.
The 20 kilowatt EVTEC Moble Fast Charger unit, which costs about $20,000, can be plugged into any 400 watt electrical source, turning into something of a movable feast for EV’s. No, it’s not a self-contained charger with one-board battery pack. But, if there is a high-voltage outlet nearby, the EVTEC can be plugged in, becomming an easy to set-up (and move) rapid charging station. Easier than say, installing an immobile charging station like so many cities are setting up.
Ideally, I could see one of these hooked up to a large battery truck, driving around to save EV drivers who drove outside of their range and wound up stranded on the side of the road. As a replacement for more permanent EV fixtures? Probably not. But a neat idea to be sure.
Source: Tesla Motors Club
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs. You can read about his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout or follow his non-nonsensical ramblings on Twitter @harshcougar.