TUAL announces PowerBank Pro-Charging

Electric commercial vehicle charging firm TUAL has announced its flexible PowerBank Pro-Charging offering for commercial fleets.

Developed from the ground-up for maximum flexibility, the modular powerbank solutions have been optimised to help enterprise fleets overcome grid and vehicle constraints.

Scalable across OEMs, the powerbanks are fully compatible with vehicle manufacturers’ existing platforms – with installation facilitated by integration kits offered with each solution. Taking a powerbank with them during daily operations, drivers can park up their van while the system charges the vehicle’s battery each time it’s parked.

Once the driver returns to the depot, they are able to swap powerbanks in 90 seconds, ensuring minimal disruption to the vehicle’s schedule.

The product aims to assist enterprise fleet-vehicle charging and transforming electric commercial-vehicle productivity. Typically 40% of vans exceeeding real world eLCV ranges, and 70% unable to charge at a home or depot, with reliance on public charging networks.

The current situation could result in lost productivity due to downtime during re-charging, costing as much as £150,000 per driver across a five year period.

Philip Clarke, CEO and Founder of TUAL:

“Providing van-fleet drivers with guaranteed access to the energy they need, at the time and place of their choosing, plays a critical role in transforming vehicle suitability, driver satisfaction, and fleet profitability. That is what TUAL has been founded to achieve, and – together with some of Europe’s largest fleets – that is what our unique powerbank technology has been developed to facilitate. 

“We are firmly on track on the journey from product development and prototyping to full-scale manufacturing, and the scope of the technology is hugely exciting for us – with the business looking in future to expand into haulage, agriculture, emergency-services, and defence fleets.

“Focusing our initial offering on the eLCV segment as a core component of enterprise fleets, we’re committed to delivering the tools they need to make a success of their transition to electric power.”

Image courtesy of TUAL

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