How On-demand mobile electric vehicle charging stations can solve range anxiety

EV charging Oct 24, 2021

Hello People. This article is about how On-demand mobile electric vehicle charging stations can solve range anxiety. Electric vehicles are still relatively new, and there is a lot of worry about battery range out there. This has been a major obstacle to buy electric vehicles (EVs) so far.

It is not easy for charging network operators to decide the best locations to install charging infrastructure. Also, it takes months or more to install charging stations due to permitting requirements and any capacity upgrades that must be negotiated with the local utility. After all this difficulty, there are still risks that the charging stations become underutilised.

How On-demand mobile electric vehicle charging stations can solve range anxiety 

Mobile charging could provide an alternative solution to the traditional fixed charging infrastructure.  The mobile charger comes to the vehicle to charge it instead of letting the EV drivers look for charging stations.

Mobile charging can help charging operators to quickly build up the infrastructure or test for the best locations with the flexibility to relocate easily with no additional cost. A mobile EV charger normally consists of energy storage devices (usually batteries) in the form of portable chargers, trolleys, vans.

The cost and complexity of the charging infrastructure can be significantly reduced, especially in restricted parking areas through the use of mobile energy storage for charging. It also provides a flexible charging solution for big events where there is no fixed charging infrastructure for temporary charging.

Mobile EV charging service offers a highly adaptable Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and charging as a service (CaaS). Mobile EV Charging provides this service to event organizers in need of temporary EV charging as mentioned below.

  • Festivals
  • National events
  • Product Launch events
  • Sporting events
  • Other public events

These mobile EV chargers are self-contained and do not require installation. They allow roadside assistance by provide the much needed EV charging at times of emergency breakdowns.

Types of Mobile EV charging services

Mobile EV chargers could have two possible configurations namely a mobile plug-in charger (MP) or a mobile battery-swapping station (MS).

The mobile plug-in charger (MP) can be installed on a car unit or on any standard service car. Customers do not have to wait hours for their car to be charged. The unit is equipped with an on-board 230V charger which is capable of charging up a standard EV in about 15 minutes with 2-3 kWh of power.

Talking about mobile battery-swapping station (MS), battery exchanges take as little as three minutes, are fully automated. Customers don’t have to leave their car and are automatically billed. A battery-swapping station has ample standardized lithium-ion battery packs in stock. As soon as the mobile vehicle charger arrives, the technicians replace the drained battery with a fresh, fully charged battery and the vehicle can go back on the road in as little as two minutes. That’s faster than even the average time that one spends at a refueling gas station.

Hope this article on How On-demand mobile electric vehicle charging stations can solve range anxiety and can play a key role in electric vehicle success is useful to you. To read about jobs in the Electric Vehicle Industry, please visit Job opportunities in Electric Vehicle Sector and its Charging Infrastructure industry

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