The RAC has launched the first mobile recharging service for electric vehicles at Green Fleet Scotland.
The EVRESCUE will operate in the Birmingham area to begin with due to city’s progressive attitude towards EVs. However, RAC has confirmed it is in talks to expand its coverage with other forward thinking authorities around the UK, including Scotland.
The charging point has the potential to fully charge an EV in under 4 hours, which is impressive considering its size and portability. With this mobile charger, RAC hopes to alleviate ‘range anxiety’ and complement government initiatives to encourage the uptake of EVs.
RAC spokesman Tim Hartles said: “By adding an EVRESCUE unit to a fully-equipped RAC van, a stranded electric vehicle will no longer require recovery after running out of energy as we will simply be able to give the vehicle a quick charge to get it going again. As well as the obvious cost savings this new solution brings, it enables fleets and businesses to make EV choices when purchasing.”
“If this pilot scheme is successful we will look to add EVRESCUE charging systems to more patrol vehicles in busy urban areas just as we have done with our 10 new mobile tyre-fitting vans which have been introduced to cope with the ever-increasing ‘puncture no spare’ issue”