British bio-energy company VEPower has launched a drop-in electric vehicle (EV) charging solution that doesn’t require any grid connection, and is able to generate its own electricity.
While it’s claim of a “world first” autonomous grid-free EV charger may be challenged by some companies, VEPower’s new VEPod offers a stable off-grid EV charging solution.
“The VEPod will help accelerate electric vehicle adoption by providing clients with an immediate solution for all their charging requirements, with no need for civil works, no capital outlay and no impact on constrained power networks,” said Daniel Cross, Group CEO at VEPower Ltd.
Able to generate its own electricity using what it describes vaguely as “renewable fuels” and deliver ultra-rapid charging speeds at 350kW, the VEPod aims to ensure charging times remain high regardless of multiple vehicles being charged simultaneously.
VEPower bills itself as a “world leading bio-energy company” and promises that the VEPod is able to provide EV charging solutions “with the option of running on zero carbon fuels.”
Exactly what these “renewable fuels” and “zero carbon fuels” are, however, appears to be hidden behind the company’s claims of “proprietary fuels and technologies”.
“Clients will now be able to charge their entire fleet at the fastest possible rates whilst simply paying for the electricity produced by the VEPod,” said Mike Nairn, group operations director at VEPower Ltd.
“This fully managed solution is fast to deploy, requires no electric grid connection, minimises charging time and promotes fleet efficiency.”
Keyword: Off-grid and ultra fast EV charger rolled out that operates with “renewable fuels”