The engineering company L-Charge, founded a year ago in Moscow, has developed its own charging station for electric vehicles – fast (5-10 minutes) and powerful (up to 250 kW). The terminal is called through a mobile application and arrives “at home”, since it is mounted on a truck or van chassis. Unlike analogs, El-Chardzha devices do not need to be connected to the power grid. They generate electricity by burning liquefied natural gas and, in the long term, hydrogen and / or their mixture. Since there are still few PHEV and electric car hybrids in Russia (five to six calls a day), the startup rushed to Western Europe.
The trial “tour” was noticed by Reuters and made L-Charge famous all over the world, announcing the launch of “Russian stations” in London from 2022. In the UK, networks are no longer able to cope with the growing load: for 705,000 plug-in hybrids and electric cars, there are only 28,000 public chargers, with 9,000 in central London.
The founder of “El-Chardzha” Dmitry Lashin previously created a successful agribusiness “Valley of vegetables”, who became his first investor for $ 1.5 million (110.4 million rubles). Now new partners are needed for serial production of 2,000 mobile and stationary devices per year. In a June speech at the SPIEF forum (video) Lashin estimated 100 km of run at 200-250 rubles. According to him, the goal of a multi-fuel system is to achieve a charging speed of “kilometer per second”. The mobile station itself is charged once a day. Its CO emissions2 supposedly three times lower than that of a diesel engine.
Source: DRIVE.RU by www.drive.ru.
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