London-based L-Charge has launched its mobile EV charging service in Madrid and announced a €5m investment scheme in the city’s charging infrastructure.
Andrew Parker, Vice-President of Business Development at L-Charge, said its EV charging solutions remove the main issue faced by EV owners in Spain, namely, the lack of Ultra-Rapid EV-Charging (150kWh+) infrastructure in key locations such as leisure facilities, hospitality hubs, retail centres, car parks, vehicle rental and fleet management companies, where grid capacity and connectivity can be a major concern for consumers and business owners alike.
L-Charge is a global company that develops and produces unique multifuel, off-grid EV charge points that are powered by LNG, hydrogen, or a mixture. Their mobile charging van incorporates a mini-power station onboard that uses clean fuels to produce electricity, allowing it to roam freely around the city and be summoned when needed via the app, in the same manner as a taxi.
It is also possible to book and assign the mobile charging van, which can charge from zero to 80% in 15-25 minutes.
Spain sits last in Europe for the number of EV charge points per capita, with only 245 per million inhabitants. Of these, according to Motorpasion.com, 83% are slow chargers (less than 22 kW), which equates to an average charge time of three hours in most electric vehicles on the market today.“Spanish EV users are struggling with the same problem as their counterparts in other countries – the majority of EV-charging points are slow and are rarely found in remote areas. Taking these obstacles into consideration, the EV-charging infrastructure is in need for off-grid, ultra-rapid EV-charging solutions, which will still use clean fuels and will help to facilitate the transition to hydrogen.” The company started to call for future partners and customers to join the service a week before the launch. From November 14-21, L-Charge ran a promotional campaign, charging EVs with a reduced price of only €10 to charge up to 80%.
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