This is the main reason why I haven't bought an electric car yet: I don't have a garage, nor a private driveway parking. And they are in very thick company, to the point that even in well-equipped England 40% of families are in the same situation. More: at least for a few years I doubt there will be such a widespread diffusion of charging stations, so we are at an impasse.
And this is where the startup comes into play ZipCharge with its product ZipCharge Go. What do we want to call it? For me it is an electric car power bank, but I immediately burn all the charm. I take it a little wider, let's see if I can reproduce the magic. Gentlemen, it's simple: a portable charging station that has the form factor of a suitcase, or rather of a trolley. Better?
No. "Powerbank" for electric cars gives a better idea.
And oh well, powerbank either. The idea is to charge ZipCharge Go at home and then haul it down to place it next to your vehicle. It takes 30 to 60 minutes to transfer its energy to our car (but also a quadricycle as this it would not be bad). Sure, for now it's a little "unfinished": we won't be able to fully charge our electric trinket, but there is enough charge to have 32 to 64 kilometers of range (20-40 miles), which brings the quadricycle.
Doesn't that seem impractical to you? I mean, it's hard to imagine spending 30-60 minutes outside every day watching over the power bank (now I get to call it a suitcase) while it charges. The alternative would be to leave it there, but with what it costs would you risk having it stolen?
But I want to do worse, listen here: suppose the daily commute extends beyond those 32-64 kilometers (20-40 miles). You should take it to the office, recharge it, and repeat the charging activity at work for the trip home. Sure, in the demo video there's a guy putting this powerbank in the trunk, so apparently it's light enough to lift, but do we have to make a living out of the suitcase? I think it takes a lot of motivation to add all these steps to your daily routine.
However, I admit I have no better ideas.
At least these guys are trying. I think it would be more feasible if electric vehicles had an additional charging port inside their trunks. Do you like it as an idea? Who knows, maybe they'll satisfy me.