The ZipCharge Go is similar in size to a compact wheeled suitcase and can be charged up via a three-pin plug. It’s also kitted out with 2G/4G connectivity, which allows users to check whether or not the Go is charged up.
Once fully charged, the Go can then be wheeled connected to the user’s vehicle, where it will add 20 miles of range in 30 minutes. According to ZipCharge, this is enough energy to power a car for the average commute in the UK. Once used up, the Go can then be stowed away in the vehicle’s boot.
Equipped with bi-directional AC/DC charging the Go can store energy when electricity prices are low and feed it back into the grid at peak times. First showcased at this week’s Cop26 event, the Go is expected to arrive with initial customers in Q4 next year.
Jonathan Carrier, ZipCharge Co-founder, said: “One of the key barriers to wider uptake of EVs is charging anxiety; the inability to charge near or at home. ZipCharge removes that hurdle and in doing so, will democratise EV ownership.”
The Go will be available to purchase outright – though this price has yet to be announced – or via a subscription service costing £49 per month. ZipCharge has said that it set a target to make the Go comparable in price to a fully installed Level 2 home charging point.