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Here is an interesting piece of research from Castrol to identify the critical EV Challenges and conditions to be met in conjunction for mass EV adoption:1) price : <30 k€2) net charge time: <31 minutes3) effective range: > 469 kmLet’s translate this in battery terms. Assuming 20 kWh/100km average consumption on motorways, 10% to 80% charging, 160 Wh/kg (at pack level) and 130 €/kwh (at pack level):a) battery capacity (net) = 469/100*20/70% = 134 kWh (!)b) net average charging power...

Skeuomorphism ? A very good paper on the pitfalls (and benefits) of trying to replicate the previous paradigms with new technology.Battery swapping is a reinvention of filling a tank: much better than swapping a tank or "fast" filling a battery ;-)Manual handling of battery swap for scooters is just great.For EVs the jury is out between Nio/Tesla/Better Place, Ample and EP Tender versions ! Let's compare technicalities, costing, business model, scalability, ramp-up and client value according to the criterions set...

VINCI Autoroutes innove à nouveau dans le domaine de la mobilité électrique, en expérimentant sur son réseau et dans un de ses districts, le tout premier fourgon électrique équipé d’une remorque de recharge électrique autonome.Cette innovation résulte d’un partenariat entre VINCI Autoroutes, Renault PVI et EP-Tender, start-up ayant bénéficié du programme d’accompagnement lancé en 2019 par Léonard, la plate-forme de prospective et d’innovation du groupe VINCI. Ce prototype et de sa recharge autonome vont ainsi être testés dans le cadre...

EP Tender breaks another record: 500 km with a Renault Master ZE in 6h42' !We made the test on 21 November on Vinci Autoroutes A10, with our two smart trailer battery powerbank demontrators: driving with one while charging the other. 2' pit stops for swapping.Driving long distances without having to wait for recharging becomes possible with any EV, including utility vehicles ! On September 24, we also drove 1000km with a used 2013 Zoe in 9h41'.EP Tender makes Electric Vehicles...

Honda (UK): "An approach that relies only on expensive electric cars risks turning driving into a privilege only afforded to the wealthy, while pricing those who most need it out of personal mobility.“Fully agreed.But Honda pushes hybrid cars which is a very suboptimal solution.Our smart powerbank trailers, adding 60 kWh (300km motorway range) on demand, allow for inclusive EV adoption, with an optimal CO2 footprint and traveling with peace of mind. Ian Howells: Hybrids are the key to delivering the Government’s...

The teaser shows EP Tender to illustrate the idea!Indeed, the solutions are required to provide the same or better performance than vehicles with internal combustion engines and to be capable of recharging the electric vehicle within a time equivalent to fill a conventional gasoline/diesel fuel tank. This happens to be exactly what we deliver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9J0E-coNHA&feature=emb_title ...

1000 km with a used 2013 Renault Zoe ?The EP Tender team took up the challenge on September 24 on the A16 motorway in France with a 7.5 years old 40kWh Zoe (146 000 km, upgraded from 22kWh).It took us 9h41 minutes to achieve 1000km including charging stops...

Elon Musk: “It’s absolutely critical that we make cars that people can people can actually afford.” “Affordability is key to how we scale.”So, let's do the following:*Tesla cuts battery cost/kWh by 54% by better making batteries.*EP Tender cuts battery size requirement by 54% by better using batteries.*Tesla and other OEMS make affordable EVs at 25k USD and 20 k€, which thanks to EP Tender' smart trailer powerbanks can travel with peace of mind (+60kWh on demand and 1.8MW equivalent charging...