While the electric car is slowly being embraced by auto manufacturers and the public alike, the lack of charging stations has prevented it from fully being accepted by car-purchasing consumers. At the end of the day, no matter how much you love the planet, running out of juice with no charging point in sight is never appealing. Seeking to solve this quandary, Swiss company Nation-E recently unveiled the Angel Car, the world’s first mobile EV charging station.
Located in the back of a van, the charging equipment is capable of being transported to wherever there may be a stranded EV owner. The mobile charging system is the first of its type in the world and can be installed on a dedicated Angel Car unit or on any standard service car. You also don’t have to wait hours for your car to be charged — the unit is equipped with an on-board 230V charger which is capable of juicing up a standard EV in about 15 minutes with 2-3 kWh of power. That’s enough energy for about 30km of travel, which should allow them to get to a standard EV charge point or back home.