Nation-E Launches Mobile Charging Station for Electric Cars
13 September 2010
Nation-E AG, a Swiss company for energy storage, smart metering and load levelling solutions, has introduced a mobile charging station for EVs: NationMobile Angel Car. The system can charge batteries of stranded electric vehicles while on the road.
The technology behind the concept is simple: a big carrier with an over-size battery recharges a stranded vehicle, enabling the stranded vehicle to continue on its path towards a nearby charging station. Nation-E’s Mobile Charging System can be installed on any standard service car or on a dedicated Angel Car unit.
This Angel Car Mobile Service Unit is equipped with an On-board 230V charger that is capable to charge a stranded vehicle in less than 15 minutes with 2-3 kWh of power, enabling up to 30 km (19 miles) of additional autonomy.
The communication between the stranded vehicle and the Angel Car is facilitated through Nation-E’s Battery Management System. This system can communicate and examine the parameters and the verification permits of the car battery, and determine the quantity and intensity of energy that should be fast-charged into the stranded vehicle.