Club Assist Puts the "Green" in Electric Vehicle Roadside Assistance with WORLD FIRST "Lithium" Mobile EV Charger
Stranded Electric Vehicle Motorists Can Now Put to Rest Range and Environmental Concerns
MELBOURNE, Australia, May 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's trusted motoring club partners, Club Assist, has unveiled a WORLD FIRST with the "Lithium Mobile EV Charger". The lithium-powered charger is the first clean, green, Level 2 EV charging solution for emergency roadside assistance.
The solution developed by Club Assist is an innovation that offers quicker, smoother and quieter roadside battery charging assistance, with a development which is the most environmentally friendly solution to hit the market to date.
The unit is being launched at the LEV and EV Forum & Drive Day in Melbourne on Monday, May 21.
The new "completely green" and "extremely compact" solution can give a standard electric-powered car, enough charge in 10 minutes to sustain a driving distance* of 5 to 6 kilometers, designed to allow the vehicle to travel to the nearest permanent charging point for a full charge. (*The driving distance is in accordance with the State of Health and State of Charge of the EV battery system pack. This EV charger provides greater flexibility by being available in either a skid mounted or small sized trailer mount. )
The technology is now ready to go to market and Club Assist can potentially roll it out around the world to more than 68 motoring club organisations.
According to the unit's designer, Club Assist's Bob Gell, the Lithium Mobile EV charger is a natural evolution of the existing technology and makes a stronger case for the growing use of electric vehicles, along with their many already acknowledged benefits.
"Developing this solution from its inception has been a very rewarding experience for me and the support I received from Club Assist has been instrumental in getting this solution to market," he said.
As a member of Club Assist's Product and Technical Development team, Bob Gell said the development of the Lithium Mobile EV Charger was just another example of Club Assist's determination to provide its motoring club partners with cutting edge solutions to a continually changing transport landscape.
"Our 'what next' approach has helped us bring revolutionary solutions to market in the past such as the 'standard' Mobile EV Charger. The Lithium Mobile EV charger is the next logical evolution in 'green' roadside assistance for electric vehicles."
Club Assist CEO and Executive President, Stuart Davies hailed the new product as a major step forward in reinforcing the reality that electric vehicles were not just cars of the future, but a viable alternative for many motorists, here and now, around the world.
"For many years we have very proudly offered our club partners, innovative and pragmatic solutions to help them meet their members' needs and the Lithium Mobile EV Charger is another in our long line of successes," he said.
WHAT: World First Lithium Mobile Electric Vehicle Charger Launch
DATE: Monday, May 21, 2012
WHERE: Sandown Park International Raceway
591-659 Princes Hwy
Springvale, Victoria (MELWAYS REF 80 D7)
Available for Comment:
Club Assist: Corporate Communications Manager - Doragnes Bradshaw
Product and Technical Development - Bob Gell
For additional Information-
Contact: Club Assist:
Sibil Philip- Jhaveri , McClusky & Co
08 8272 3000 or 0450513650
About Club Assist
In 1991, Club Assist began in Melbourne, Australia, determined to provide Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) members with the best battery replacement service available. Since then, Club Assist has enjoyed exponential growth through our relentless drive to improve the service experience for stranded members of 68 motoring clubs worldwide.
Now majority owned by Australian motoring clubs, we continue to expand through the development of new partnerships and through the expansion of services with our existing motoring club partners. With over 500 staff members, Club Assist operates in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe markets with over 3,500 contracted service providers.
Our core business is the supply of automotive batteries, battery testing equipment, automotive glass, alternators, starter motors, marketing programs and collateral, and training to automotive clubs and their members around the globe.
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