More people than ever before are considering the cost savings, versatility, and environmental benefits of driving an electric car today. So much so, that electric car sales in the U.S. increased by 81% in 2018.
With that said, there is one issue that remains top of mind for EV owners and potential EV owners….. Charging.
EV owners often experience anxiety when thinking about their charging situation. Many people ask: Where can I charge my electric car? What if I run out of charge in the middle of my trip? What is the difference between level 1, 2, and 3 charging stations? Which connectors are compatible with my EV model? And the list goes on…
At SparkCharge, our goal is to eliminate the guessing game for EV owners by creating a mobile, on-demand charging infrastructure for EV owners.
Here, we’ll break down the traditional methods of EV charging and discuss why portable charging is the most effective solution going forward.
It’s important to understand the different levels of electric vehicle charging, and how quickly each of them can juice up your EV.
There are only three places where you can plug in for an EV charge: your home, at work, or at some public charging location.
If you elect to charge your EV at home, you will have the option for either a level 1 or level 2 charge. Since level 2 will provide you with a stronger charge, most homeowners pay extra to get one installed.
Although home charging may seem like a convenient option, make sure you’re aware of the potential drawbacks:
Additionally, many people with EVs are not homeowners, which means you might not have an overnight means to juice up your EV. That’s why we’re going to look at your other options.
If you charge your car in a public space or at work, you can expect to be receiving a level 2 charge (since 90% of all charging stations are level 2).
Let’s discuss some of the potential pitfalls with this charging situation.
We believe we can speak on behalf of all EV owners when we say that there is nothing more frustrating than pulling up to a charging station just to find it blocked by a non-electric vehicle or broken down completely. Which is why we created a new option…
At SparkCharge, we believe you shouldn’t have to constantly be worrying about your next charge. That’s why we’re partnering with automotive OEMs, roadside assistance providers, ridesharing companies, and fleets to offer our portable, ultrafast (Level 3) charging station to EV owners. Gone are the days of pre-scheduling your charges before a long road trip, or worrying about locking down a charging station in your work parking lot.
Our goal is to create a mobile, on-demand EV charging infrastructure where, with just the push of a button, range can be delivered to you. Imagine being able to open an app on your smartphone and order range to your EV on the spot. Or being able to order range from your towing service in the middle of a road trip instead of having your car towed.
As a result, range anxiety, otherwise known as the constant fear of running out of charge whilst on the road in your EV, will cease to exist.
The convenience model is changing the way that the world does business. We believe charging your electric vehicle shouldn’t be any different.