Today smartphones are used so frequently that battery sometimes hardly even enough for a day’s work. That is why almost all of us in his pocket a portable battery, which can charge the smartphone at any time. However, with low battery today also owners of electric cars and it’s very strange that they are not available analogues mobile powerbank. To fill this gap I decided the French company EP Tender, which began to develop 60-kilowatt trailer to charge vehicles on the go. Undoubtedly, the idea is very cool, however, the proposed technology has several weaknesses. But what difficulty may arise, however, to simply connect the vehicle to a portable battery on wheels?
About the new technology and its weaknesses told the publication Electrek. According to General Director of the company EP Tender Jean-Baptiste Segard (Jean-Baptiste Segard), with trailers with batteries they want to solve the problems of owners of electric vehicles, which often travel over long distances. Because of the way the battery electric car could take, and nearby charging stations may not be. Thanks to their technology, drivers don’t have to call a tow truck — you can simply charge the car through a battery trailer. But this is not the only plus of developed technology.
Powerbank for electric vehicles
Also the head of the EP Tender is sure that thanks to their trailers, the people will be able to save on the purchase of the electric car. For example, they can be low cost models with a relatively small battery capacity. To resolve this shortcoming, they will be able to purchase a trailer powerbank and ride with him for a long distance, not afraid to stay middle of the road without energy. The company wants to sell the trailers for $ 11 000, but the drivers will also be able to rent for $ 37. Leased powerbank on the wheels you plan to install on tourist routes.
However, the creators of portable batteries for cars risk of repeating the miserable fate of the Israeli company Better Place. At the time of its founder Shai Agassi wanted to create stations where discharged batteries of electric vehicles could in 5 minutes to change into charged. Only here for that, existing cars had to be customized to work with cheap types of replaceable batteries, which the manufacturers were not ready.
The representatives of the EP Tender claim that to modernize today’s electric vehicles for safe operation of their trailers will be only $ 650. However, journalists from Electrek, who had been watching the market for electric cars, there are doubts that the company will be so fast and inexpensive to change such an important part of EVS as power system.