The competition in the Spanish eMobility market is constantly growing, with over “50,000 competitors” dedicated to the manufacturing and installation of electric vehicle charging points.
In order to stand out in the sector, Baterías Madrid has launched a portable charger designed to provide roadside assistance.
It is a modular battery unit available in direct current (DC) with a charging capacity of 20 kilowatts.
“We are pioneers in Spain in offering a portable charger capable of charging at this speed,” details Marco Rivero, co-founder of the company, to Mobility Portal Group.
This device is compatible with both CCS and Chademo and consists of stackable lithium battery modules, each with a capacity of 3.7 kilowatts.
With a single module, it is possible to charge 25 kilometers in 15 minutes, while with two, 50 kilometers can be charged in half an hour.
It is feasible to stack up to four simultaneously, enabling a charge of up to 100 kilometers.
“We estimate that it would be sufficient to allow the end user to reach their destination or find a nearby ‘refueling’ station,” he assures.
Its size makes it easy to transport in the trunk of a vehicle.
How are the batteries charged?
Through a single-phase charger, it can be connected to the electrical grid or, Baterías Madrid even offers a model that incorporates an inverter, “as if they were solar batteries.”
An effective option to mitigate recharge anxiety
One of the advantages of this device lies in its ability to address unforeseen situations, such as traffic jams or unplanned detours on the route.
As it also contributes to reducing recharge anxiety, i.e., the fear of running out of battery halfway through a journey and being far from a charging point.
This is one of the main barriers that deter potential electric vehicle buyers.
While the infrastructure in the national territory continues to expand, currently counting more than 30,000 installations, some users still express concerns about what could happen during their travels.
It not only lies in the quantity but also in their operation, with more than 8,000 points out of service, according to data from the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC).
The approval of AFIR is expected to solve this issue by establishing the obligation to install a charging point every 60 kilometers on the main road network and every 100 kilometers on other roads.
For now, Baterías Madrid’s portable chargers offer an effective solution to this challenge.
However, this is not the only benefit they provide but also avoids delays of “up to 30 months” in the processing of charging points.
“Our chargers, operating with batteries and being portable, do not require all that bureaucracy, allowing us to shorten the deadlines and have them available instantly,” says Rivero.
Baterías Madrid continues innovating in the eMobility market
As Rivero anticipates, they will soon install the first charger with an inverter for a company with fleets, allowing them to use them for electric vehicle charging.
Through the inverter, the batteries will be located on a base equipped with solar panels, allowing them to be used to support the grid as well.
“This portable equipment capable of charging a vehicle and providing energy backup to a home or industrial facility is currently a unique product in the market,” he emphasizes.
Not only that, but the company also offers supply and configuration services for high-power chargers for all types of EVs, including cars, forklifts, and other maintenance vehicles.
Especially those designed to operate with LiFePO4 batteries.
They also provide after-sales service.