ZipCharge, a British firm, has presented a prototype of their portable electric car charger. ZipCharge Go is the name of the device, which has a capacity of 4 to 8 kWh and charging power of 7.2 kWh.
With the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road, the problem of how to charge them must be addressed. When you can't find a charging station nearby, the British have devised a practical alternative.
At this time, the ZipCharge Go is only a prototype that can be compared to an external phone battery. Charging time will take between 30 and 60 minutes with 7.2 kWh charging power. Depending on the battery capacity and the car's onboard charger, the range can be expanded.
All you need is a standard power outlet to charge the ZipCharge Go. You'll have to wait 3-4 hours for a full charge, and because it's designed like a suitcase, it fits neatly in the trunk of your car. According to the producers, the first clients will be serviced by the end of 2022, and the ZipCharge Go will be accessible to rent via a subscription for €57.