British startup offers off-grid, ultra-fast charging to help California’s power supply crisis

London, UK & CA, USA. 22 September 2022 – L-Charge, a UK-based developer of ultra-fast, grid-independent EV charging solutions, has announced the development of its US mobile EV charger. USA Truck Bodies, a specialist in 100% aluminium saw body manufacturing, will produce and retrofit the highly customised cabin to house the mobile charger. L-Charge has tasked USA Truck Bodies with sourcing the ECO composite body panels that will be made from environmentally friendly material.

L-Charge’s mobile charging truck incorporates a mini-power station onboard that uses clean fuels to produce electricity. Additionally, these mobile charging trucks can be summoned by users to a convenient location via an app, similar to how they would order a taxi. The L-Charge mobile charging truck provides super-fast charging (from 0% to 80%) in 15-25 minutes.

The Californian government is striving to reduce the state’s carbon footprint. The climate and energy package, signed by President Biden in August, substantially extends the availability of tax credit on the purchase of electric vehicles. The number of EVs is surging. Intending to rely entirely on renewable energy by 2045, California has decommissioned many of their power plants in the past few years, leaving the state increasingly dependent on solar energy.

Unfortunately, climate-related disasters such as heat waves, storms and wildfires make power grids in California, and other states like Texas, vulnerable to power cuts. Just a couple of weeks ago, California’s Independent System Operator, which manages most of the state’s grid, issued a “Level 3” emergency alert.

The vice president of sales and operations at L-Charge, Justin Tarr, says, “We want American EV users to feel confident that even at the moment, when charging from the power grid is more difficult, they have an alternative. California is an ideal place to start offering our mobile charging service. On top of this, we are planning to expand our presence in other areas of the US soon, as these problems are being experienced in almost every state across the country,”

L-Charge is a UK-based company that designs and manufactures unique fixed and mobile, ultra-fast, off-grid EV charging solutions powered by clean fuels.

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