In an attempt to overcome a problem most – is not all – electric car owners seem to have (i.e. they can't drive over long distances without worrying where they can recharge their vehicle and how long doing that will take), London-based company ChargePoint Services Ltd. decided to enter a partnership with France-based company DBT and bring the latter's 'Quick Chargers' to the UK.
Apparently, DBT's 'Quick Charger' technology makes it possible for an EV owner to recharge their car to about 80% of the total battery capacity in a mere 20-30 minutes, which is pretty much the time it takes for one to stretch their legs and eat a sandwich.
Moreover, rumor has it that these electric vehicle charges cost significantly less than the other ones presently available on the market do, which means that this partnership also brings about some much appreciated financial benefits.
According to ChargePoint Services Ltd.'s official website
, costs for such a Quick Charger are lower than those of traditional charging units by as much as 60%.
The same source quotes Alex Bamberg, the company's sales director, who commented on this new collaboration as follows: “We are very pleased to be partnering with DBT and to add the Rapid Charger to the ChargePoint portfolio of class-leading EV charging hardware, expanding our portfolio so that we can offer an affordable, robust solution tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our customers.”
He further added that, “This exciting price point will enable more users to benefit from this technology and step up the transition away from carbon liquid fuels.”
On the other hand, DBT's Business Development Director, Alexandre Borgoltz, argued that, “With their [ChargePoint Services Ltd.'s] wide market penetration, we are confident that they will incorporate our products into new and exciting market applications.”
Although for the time being no details have been provided with respect to the exact, palpable outcomes of this new partnership, odds are that having more efficient EV charging stations in the UK will help further cut down on the country's dependence on fossil fuels, simply by showing people that green-driving can be done without the so-called 'range-anxiety.'