The new system saves space and pops out of the ground like a miniature transformer.
When it comes to electric car ownership, regardless of whether it's a Tesla Model S or a BMW i3, the charging infrastructure in your region is arguably the make-or-break decider on whether you'll make the switch from an internal combustion powered vehicle. Range anxiety is a notable concern for many motorists who are reluctant to crossover into the new age of electromobility.
Charging stations are strategically placed throughout cities that have welcomed electric car owners but the implementation of these devices requires space and planning. In a bid to make this easier on city planners and business owners, E-Lift has announced its new smart and sustainable pop-up charging station at the 2022 Consumer Electric Show.
Built with both cars and boats in mind, the E-Lift will be introduced to the North American market. The unit is available with up to four plugs for multiple EV charging and can be personalized to the respective owner's preferences. For a more advanced and conclusive experience, the device can be mated to the company's Sustainable and Smart Energy Management System (SENSE).
It might sound like a system used by Tony Stark to fight-off violent and polluting aliens but, put simply, it's an app interface that allows you to monitor your energy consumption. The benefit of this, however, is more prominent as it gives you the ability to manage your spending based on the energy consumption data you receive. Enhancing its versatility in the renewable energy sphere, the E-Lift can be mated to energy sources such as power generators, solar panels, and battery packs.
The E-Lift boasts a charging capacity starting at 3.7 kW and up to 22 kW. It includes an RFID card reader, Wi-Fi capabilities with 4G LTE connection, a 6mA DC leak detector, and a MID KWH meter. For user versatility, the company has also ensured that it is SIM lock-free which means you can select a charging service provider of your choice. The backend system has also been left open.
The device is made in Holland and promises an easy installation, service, and maintenance with a convenient plug and charge apparatus and 24-hour monitoring system. Once purchased, the E-Lift crew will initiate a six-step installation model to get the charger going. This consists of assessing the situation, surveying the site, providing customized advice, installation, and a handover and instruction process. Routine service and maintenance is backed by a 12-month guarantee.
Throughout the year, the company will act as a one-stop shop for renewable energy and deliver solar panels and batteries to local, regional and national sectors. With these products, owners of the E-Lift can create a sustainable and intelligent ecosystem for electric car and boat charging. Adding to the appeal, it will also allow the owners to use the excess energy to be shared across residential and industrial buildings.
E-Lift co-founder Arthur Dallau says "We are on a clear mission during CES 2022. Through partnerships, we want to reinforce and promote the responsible use of technology to improve current and future generations' lives and build a brighter future. As industry innovators and leaders, our duty is to make the energy and mobility transition a reality."