Let’s face it: stopping to charge at a filling station while executing a long distance trip with an electric vehicle is time-consuming. Depending on the service provider, re-charging the battery of an electric vehicle to the point where a long distance trip may be undertaken can take up to 30 minutes. Futurism’s Kyree Leary reports that E.ON claims its charging points are able to fully charge a 400 km capacity battery within 20 to 30 minutes. According to Tesla, it’s top-of-the-line Supercharger can provide 270 kilometers worth of battery power within 30 minutes. Similarly, the rapid chargers deployed by Royal Dutch Shell in the UK can charge up a depleted battery to 80% in 30 minutes as reported by the Financial Times. Meanwhile, Ionity, as reported by Bloomberg, plans to deploy 350kw charging points which would be able to charge Mercedes-Benz’s EQ sport utility electric vehicle to 80% capacity in 15 to 20 minutes. As we can clearly see, according to the current paradigm, electric vehicles have to stop at a filling station to re-charge. According to Forbes’ Joan Muller, this fear of losing “precious time” is one of the biggest hurdles preventing the widespread adoption of electric vehicle. Going further, writing for the New York Times, Jack Ewing places the requirement of charging stations being able to “charge faster” as one of the must-happen events before electric vehicles can dominate the automotive sector globally.
Decreasing the waiting period of a re-charge session through developing higher power charging points is definitely a step forward, however, we here at AutoParadigm however think that another solution is possible. What if you would not need to stop at a charging station on a long distance trip to re-charge your vehicle? This solution could save drivers a great amount of time, especially if we factor in potential queues of vehicles awaiting to be charged.
Our automotive research and development tech startup is building a mobile charging system – one that would allow a driver to re-charge while in transit, without having to stop. Our aim is to enable long distance travel with an electric vehicle without having to stop to charge at a charging station.
How do we exactly plan to achieve that? Stay tuned for more![/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]