Vancouver-based mobile electric vehicle charger Portable Electric announced today it is building a mobile electric vehicle charger. In fact, the company will showcase the model this summer in the Kootenay area of British Columbia. Accordingly, it is aimed to become the largest of its kind in Canada.
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Portable Electric on building Canada’s largest mobile electric charger
Today, Vancouver-based mobile electric vehicle charger Portable Electric announced it is building a mobile electric vehicle charger. Indeed, the company will showcase the model this summer in the Kootenay area of British Columbia.
Accordingly, Mark Rabin, founder of Portable Electric, said Teck Resources had bought the $200,000 unit. Therefore, the Community Energy Association said it would use the charger to provide electric top-ups for vehicles throughout the region to showcase the technology.
Moreover, Portable Electric is manufacturing the charger at the company’s East Vancouver production facility. Thus, Rabin said the company made electric generators, portable power systems, and power stations charged with renewable energy.
“Vancouver is a little Mecca for power-technology companies,” he said. Besides, Mr. Rabin added that the company’s most popular product is the 5K VoltStack, which the film industry widely uses.
In fact, “that’s the one that really defined our company and has changed the film industry,” he said. Notably, “traditionally the industry uses gas and diesel generators, and they want to make sustainable production a priority. Hence, we started to offer a solution that helped change how the film industry looked at their energy use.
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“One of our big moments was having ten units traveling around the world on the latest James Bond movie (No Time To Die). Thus, it changed the way they shot the production. For instance, it makes no noise, has no emissions, and can be used in confined spaces. Besides, it can be hung from a crane or put in a motorboat. Finally, it allows them to be way more dynamic and do things that saved them time and money.”
Accordingly, the joint venture with Teck and the Community Energy Association will be deploying a 20K VoltStack. Thus, this is the largest unit in the company’s production line that is already being used in New York and California for mobile EV recharging.
Finally, Mr. Rabin said that while there was high demand for his products in the film industry, mining industry, and off-the-grid community, the surging demand for electric vehicles fuelled his business.
In brief, Jeff Hanman, vice-president of sustainable development for Teck Resources, said the company planned to be carbon neutral by 2050. Therefore, the Portable Electric mobile charger would support residents and tourists who owned electric vehicles.