From Episode 113
Everyone wants nice, reliable chargers scattered all over the place ready to be used where’ve they are.
But how do you know which companies are the most reliable?
The latest iteration of this came out this week and it shows that - once again - Instavolt takes top place closely followed by newcomer MFG and our personal favourite Osprey Charging.
And before the Tesla fanboys jump down my throat, Tesla was excluded from this survey as they aren’t a public charging network yet, they are limited to one type of vehicle. That may change. But for now, it isn’t.
The big surprise here was that MFG has come from almost nowhere to take second place. We’re big fans of MFG who are a chain that owns hundreds of petrol stations across the country but has decided to start putting in charging hubs at quite a few of them. We’ll talk about charging hubs in an upcoming episode. But in the meantime, they have around 20 locations, most of which are within the M25. However the vast majority of their locations have at least 4 rapid chargers (150kW or above), and many have 8.
Another slight surprise was Gridserve down in fifth place. This could be due to several of their units not working after the recent upgrade and - more particularly - not implementing dual charging and having slower than expected charge speeds at MSAs. This is a little unfair, but it is what it is.
Bp Pulse is, unsurprisingly at the moment, down in the bottom of the charts at 16th, beaten only by Charge Your Car (Which they own) and the legacy Electric highway units.
From Episode 114
Sailcargo is gearing up to launch the flagship of a future fleet, set to revolutionize freight transportation. The 150-foot (46 meters) vessel is built of wood and powered by sails, but also features an electric engine, for extra power on its long journeys.
Designed as a three-masted topsail schooner, inspired by traditional boats, Ceiba features a sail area that’s big enough to allow it to move even in very light winds, while also being easy to manoeuvre during challenging weather conditions. It’s also equipped with an auxiliary electric engine that kicks in when extra power is needed. The batteries will be charged either from solar panels or with the regenerative energy resulting from the dual propellers acting as underwater turbines
We like this!