Worth It? A $40,000 Portable Solar-Powered EV Charger

Both a perk and a drawback of electric cars is the refueling system; you either have to spend anywhere from $500 to $2,500 getting an EV charger installed in your home, or hope there are enough public charging stations to go around. A new option has emerged from Envision Solar called the EV ARC, a portable, solar-powered EV charging station.

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Aerovironment Develops Portable Level 2 EV Charger

While there are more EV charging stations in America than there are EVs to plug them into, the stationary nature of charging stations limits their usability. But Aerovironment has come up with a clever, if somewhat inelegant solution; a portable Level 2 charging station that can plug into any 240 volt outlet.

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Swiss Company Invents Portable EV Fast-Charging Pack

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.

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