Portable Electric, a Vancouver based company, produces the mobile charger and the total cost of the project is $232,000. It will be fully funded by Teck, a resource and mining company also based in Vancouver.
The VOLTstack e-Generator is a clean alternative to traditional gas or diesel powered generators. The unit can be recharged via an existing EV station, solar power or even household power.
It can charge two EVs through the two Level 2, 7-kilowatt chargers, providing 75 km of range per hour (RPH). The unit will operate year-round and provide communities with a mobile solution to charging infrastructure short-falls.
“In addition to helping all EV drivers avoid range anxiety, our collaboration with Teck and the Community Energy Association will help drive Canada to a greener economy and put the Kootenays in a leadership position towards electrification. These mobile charging stations are silent, emission-free and can be fully charged on and off-the-grid,” said Mark Rabin, CEO & Founder, Portable Electric.
The solution’s portability is second-to-none, and can be transported via a trailer, truck bed or even inside a van.
The mobile charger will move between the communities of Fernie, Elkford and Sparwood in Summer 2021.