L-Charge, the EV charger manufacturer, announced that it’s first mobile EV charger will start to patrol Moscow city streets to provide on-demand charging service to electric vehicles. During the first month the company promises to provide the service free off charge. Dmitry Lashin, CEO of L-Charge, has also discussed a possibility of a large scale pilot project roll out with Moscow transport authorities during the joint session at SPIEF-2021 dedicated to Electric transport development strategies for urban areas.
“Today, the issue of environmental friendliness of transport is one of the most acute, especially in the city, where there are no forests and the area suffers fron the lack of natural ability to absorb the emitted greenhouse gases. Electric transport could be a solution to this problem, however, there is a problem of a shortage of charging stations for electric transport. The development of grid-connected charging station infrastructure is an expensive solution that also requires a lot of resources and time to implement. That is why we believe that only the creation of an autonomous network of charging stations can solve the problem”, - said Lashin.
The mobile charging source is liquefied natural gas, but now it also provides for the option of switching to hydrogen. Charging an electric vehicle on a mobile charger will cost 30% less than charging from the grid.
“Most charging stations for EVs use alternating current, their number is exceeding 2 million worldwide, but this does not solve the problem. Because they charge 100 km in 2-8 hours. This is not serious. for comparison, there are only 1.5 million of the old-fashioned gas stations in the world and they cover the demand. At the same time, there are only about 10 thousand ultra-fast charges worldwide. Today we can try to become the leaders in the area of infrastructure for electric vehicles”, - Lashin added.