8.7.2022ZipCharge Go sees over 10,000 global pre-orders
ZipCharge, a pioneer in portable energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging, has announced that over 10,000 people have registered to pre-order a Go portable EV power bank when they go on sale in 2023.
Since launching at COP26 in November 2021, pre-order registrations have flooded in from 88 countries and every continent across the globe.
Indeed, pre-order registrations have come in from every major EV market around the world including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy and Sweden.
Orders have been received from every country of the EU as well as from established Asian markets including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, along with the Middle East and African nations including South Africa, Kenya, Guinea and Nigeria.
Registrations have also come in from many small island nations in Europe, the Caribbean, Pacific Islands and the Mascarene Islands, where there is growing concern about energy resiliency and a lack of EV charging infrastructure to support EV adoption.
“Reaching 10,000 pre-order registrations in seven months shows the appetite the public has for our innovative portable EV charger," said ZipCharge Co-founder Jonathan Carrier.
"People around the world are seeing how it will transform energy while enabling EV ownership – and there has been particular interest in island nations where there is growing concern about energy resiliency and lack of infrastructure both at home and in public."
Launched in November 2021, ZipCharge has developed Go from a concept to B Sample prototype, ready for real-world trials and is on track to enter production and deliver the first units to customers in quarter two of 2023.
“Some 50% of people who registered already have a fixed home charger. They see the Go as an essential tool that provides more flexibility and convenience, to charge anywhere they park," Carrier continued.
"They are also keen to realise the benefits of our unique bi-directional technology giving them the ability to arbitrage electricity simply by leaving the Go plugged into their home electricity. Buying overnight when electricity is cheaper, storing it in the Go to use it to power the home or sell it back to the grid at peak times.”
ZipCharge is developing the Go based upon the same rigorous engineering approach as major car manufacturers. It is building several iterations of prototypes from validation through to pre-production, all of which will undergo an extensive testing regime.
The company’s engineers are currently optimising the performance of the portable EV charger’s key system components - including the NMC lithium-ion battery cells and the ZipCharge-designed bi-directional AC-DC converter - in order to evaluate thermal behaviour, charging performance, safety, durability and full functionality to ensure a seamless and safe ownership experience for everyday charging.