Bio-energy company VEPower has launched what it describes as the ’world’s first autonomous grid-free’ EV charger.
The Essex-based company founded in 2009 to help clients achieve their low-carbon power ambitions, says the VEPod generates its own green electricity and will deliver ultra-rapid charging speeds.
“The VEPod will help accelerate electric vehicle adoption by providing clients with an immediate solution for all their charging requirements, with no need for civil works, no capital outlay and no impact on constrained power networks,” said Daniel Cross, Group CEO at VEPower Ltd.
He said customers with limited electric power on site have frequently found that EV charging rates have been very slow if multiple vehicles are trying to charge simultaneously. This extends charging times and leads to a loss of productivity. The modular VEPod solution generates its own electricity using renewable fuels and can deliver a charge at the ultra-rapid rate of 350kw.
Mike Nairn, group operations director, VEPower Ltd, said: “Clients will now be able to charge their entire fleet at the fastest possible rates while simply paying for the electricity produced by the VEPod. This fully managed solution is fast to deploy, requires no electric grid connection, minimises charging time and promotes fleet efficiency.”
He said it is the true solution to help a more rapid roll out of electric vehicles from commercial to personal, globally by taking away the fear of ’range anxiety’. Commercial scale modular 1MW VEPod units will be available for client installation during the coming year.