The ZipCharge Go, a portable battery pack for charging electric vehicles, will be shipped from early 2023.
The company has announced that the product has advanced to the validation prototype (VP) stage, the final stage before mass production.
The ZipCharge Go is the world’s first portable battery pack for electric vehicles, charging at 7.2kW with an 8kWh battery. It takes about an hour to add 30-miles of range and is designed to be used as an emergency backup.
A smaller version of the ZipCharge Go will also be available with a 4kWh battery, offering a range boost up to 20-miles.
Achieving this key milestone in the development of the portable EV charger is a major achievement by our small and dedicated team of expert automotive engineers. Drawing on the team’s 170 years of experience in designing automotive electronic systems, including EV control systems, battery modules, power electronics, electrical architectures, functional safety and wiring systems, combined with significant expertise in CAD modelling and design has enabled us to progress from the drawing board to design release in under nine months.ZipCharge Co-founder, Richie Sibal.
You charge the ZipCharge Go using a standard 3-pin domestic power socket, which takes around 5 hours for the large battery.
Additionally, it has a built-in 4G eSIM, so you can connect to the ZipCharge Go and control charging with your smartphone.
Final retail pricing is yet to be confirmed, but the company will offer the Go on subscription from £49 a month.