LONDON – London-based company L-Charge has been recognized for developing an ultra-fast, off-grid, mobile electric vehicle (EV) charging solution. The company was awarded the best cleantech solution at the World Future Awards 2022 for its unique, grid-independent, on-demand power supply for EV owners.
The charging solution, which uses clean fuels to generate power onboard, eliminating the need for any power grid connection, serves to not only rapid charge vehicles at ultra-fast speeds, but to reduce energy costs, balance the grid, and decarbonize the environment. The mobile EV charging truck is fitted with a mini-power station that uses liquified natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, or a mixture of the two fuels to produce electricity onboard. This allows the truck to roam freely around the city and be called to a convenient location when needed via an app, in the same manner as ordering a taxi. The mobile charging truck generates up to 130 kW and provides ultra-fast charging – from 0% to 80% in 15-25 minutes.
“We have started with clean fuels that are easily accessible in the market (like LNG, Bio-LNG or CNG), and intend to develop hydrogen fuelled systems as soon as Green hydrogen is produced at scale and readily available. We are striving to minimize carbon emissions generated from the transport segment and are willing to remove the main obstacles, critical to the proliferation of electric vehicles,” said Justin Tarr, Vice-President of Sales and Operations at L-Charge.
The World Future Awards is committed to recognizing companies that have faced challenges and brought about unique opportunities. The Cleantech category recognizes innovative energy solutions that are advancing a multi-directional electric grid and bridging the gap between traditional energy systems and those of tomorrow. “In a year of unexpected challenges, from Europe’s energy crisis to revised trade exchanges and market volatility, it’s particularly inspiring to see the innovation and leadership of this year’s finalists in steering a course towards a better energy future,” said the World Future Awards team. “We are proud to honor this year’s finalists and celebrate their efforts.”