26 Jul '13, 7pm

EP Tender to allow EV charging on the go

EP Tender to allow EV charging on the go

electric vehicle chargers become pervasive, EV owners will need to try out alternatives to cut down fueling time – such as a battery charging trailer. A French company recently rolled out its EP Tender , a trailer with a 600cc engine that can recharge your battery while driving. The EP Tender monitors the car's battery pack and when the power gets low enough, the engine kicks in to recharge while driving continues. The trailer can deliver up to 22 kilowatts of power, and the maker is looking at a 900cc engine that could produce 35 kW, too. Right now, the Tender is still in the prototype testing phase, with additional usage envisioned for an electric motorcycle or a plug-in hybrid car. Another interesting side note is that the 600cc engine comes from the Tata Nano. As Autoblog Green has reported, there are a few EV trailers out there. Germany's Ministry of Economics and Tec...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/07/26/ep-tender-ev-chargin...

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