This powerbank trailer can solve range issues for electric vehicles

Every day, we come across initiatives that produce solutions on electric cars, which are seen as the future of the automotive world. The France-based EP Tender initiative produces solutions for the biggest problem of electric cars - its range and battery.

Photo courtesy: EP Tender
Photo courtesy: EP Tender

Offering a very simple solution, the EP Tender produces a kind of powerbank for electric cars. EP Tender, which produces small caravans with batteries inside which you can connect to the back of your car, allows you to increase your range. The prototype uses rechargeable batteries with a total capacity of 36.5 KWh, but a 60 KWh variant is also being prepared.

The French start-up EP Tender is in talks with Renault and PSA to factory-install the tow bar and the connectors necessary to allow its battery trailers to be connected to the manufacturers' electric vehicles.

Also check these Bikes

Find more Bikes
Pure Ev Epluto 7g Max (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.15 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Okaya Ev Freedum (HT Auto photo)
₹74,900**Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Okaya Ev Motofaast (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.37 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Pure Ev Epluto (HT Auto photo)
₹71,999**Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Okaya Ev Classiq (HT Auto photo)
₹74,500**Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Okaya Ev Faast (HT Auto photo)
₹ 99,999 - 1.14 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

Renault was one of the first to try to solve the problems of a small power reserve in 2008, the company collaborated with the Israeli Better Place, introducing replaceable batteries in its electric vehicles, starting withthe Fluence sedan.However, the project was unsuccessful, and in 2013 Better Place was disbanded.

Тhе French ѕtаrtuр uses thе Rеnаult Zое еlесtrіс vеhісlе, еquірреd wіth а 52-КWh bаttеrу расk рrоvіdіng 390 kіlоmеtеrѕ, as an example. Thе ЕР Теndеr trаіlеr claims to dоublе іtѕ mіlеаgе, tаkіng іntо ассоunt thе іnсrеаѕеd еnеrgу соnѕumрtіоn fоr tоwіng thе trаіlеr. Іntеrеѕtіnglу, thе ѕаmе ѕtаrtuр wаѕ оffеrіng ѕіmіlаr ѕmаll trаіlеrѕ wіth gаѕоlіnе gеnеrаtоrѕ, whісh соuld сhаrgе bаttеrіеѕ whіlе соnѕumіng fuеl.

Aiming to rent these battery caravans, EP Tender will charge a rental fee of $ 37 per caravan. Battery caravans that will be activated when your car's battery runs out will provide your car with an extra 60 kilowatt-hour of battery power.

The original idea of EP Tender was to put a combustion engine in the trailer to transform electric cars into hybrid vehicles. The company currently has 20 trailers of this type used by customers, all of which have Renault Zoe or electric Kangoo. But the lower cost of batteries convinced the company to change its strategy and install them in trailers.

First Published Date: 24 Feb 2020, 11:06 AM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard (Car Duster)
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic)
Rs. 399
40% OFF
MelodySusie Portable Electric Nail Drill Professional Cleaner Dust Collection/Lighting 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner 120W High-Power Handheld Wireless Vacuum Cleaner Home Car Dual-use USB Rechargeable (Black)
Rs. 599 Rs. 999
42% OFF
Boldfit Cycle Pump for Bicycle Portable Air Pump for Cycle and Bike Foot Balloon Pump Machine for Balloon High Pressure Cycle Air Pump for Bicycle, Car, Football Pump, Pump for Cycle Tyre Black
Rs. 349 Rs. 599

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.