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L-Charge claims its service operates as a mobile mini power station which generates energy, stores it and enables other vehicles to recharge without needing to be connected to the grid.
Electric vehicles (EV) charger manufactuer L-Charge has rolled out a mobile service on the streets of Moscow to provide on-demand charging.
There are also plans to deploy similar mobile units in Paris, Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and London. L-Charge reckons it takes eight minutes to charge an electric car to a range of 100km.
In a recent presentation, the company said there are already a number of companies in the world offering the opportunity to summon an electric car charger, but the chargers all operate on the power bank principle and themselves need to be recharged. It claims its service differs in that it is a mobile mini power station which itself generates energy, stores it and enables other vehicles to recharge without needing to be connected to the grid.
The energy is generated from liquefied natural gas, but the option to switch to hydrogen is already in place.
“Around 90 per cent of atmospheric pollution in Moscow is caused by vehicles, and Moscow is a leader in the development of public transport,” said Dmitry Lashin, CEO of L-Charge. “To significantly reduce hazardous emissions, private and commercial vehicles must be switched to electricity.
Lashin added that given the way electric vehicles are developing, it is simpler to address the issue of moving the chargers than to create a large number of stationary chargers across the city.
He added: “We could continue developing the network of charging networks connected to the grid, spending a huge amount of resources, both time and money. But the problem of inadequate infrastructure can be resolved straight away by deploying a network of autonomous charging stations.”
Moscow has already implemented the list of measures aimed at supporting EV development, making parking for EVs free-of-charge, as well as providing free charging at public chargers.