We are transitioning to an electrified transportation due to the need for decarbonization but EVs require charging. There is many EV charging infrastructure available: from a simple cable you can plug into your home to expensive EV charging infrastructure that can charge your car in 5 minutes.
It is difficult for companies, utilities and governments to decide on which and where to place EV charging infrastucture. One common question is: shall we install expensive fast charging infrastructure all around so we lower range anxiety, one of the barriers for mass-scale EV adoption?
Freewire, company where BP invested 5 million $ in January 2018 has come up with a transitional solution which can avoid the high investments from fast charging: a mobile charger which has got a battery inside it so it does not need to draw so much power from the existing grid and therefore does not require high grid upgrades and installation costs normally associated to fast charging. It is called boost charger and it is the great solution to take advantage of the existing level 2 chargers (non-fast chargers) and transform them to fast chargers without high investment.
They also developed mobi (first of their produtc), mobile chargers which can help EV charging infratructure developers test and learn form the EV charging consumers behavior without the need to install EV charging all around: you can test and move the chargers once you are done to test other locations. Great way to optimize resources :) If your company is interested in EV charging infrastructure and convenient solutions to test before deciding on fixed EV charging infrastructure to install, check Freewire and learn more on their EV charging options.