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Tual launches portable powerbank for electric vans

Electric commercial vehicle charging specialist Tual has revealed its portable powerbank for vans with the aim of revolutionising fleet charging.

Developed together with some of Europe’s largest fleet operators, the flexible PowerBank Pro-Charging technology is said to free operators from reliance on public charging infrastructure.

For vans unable to home-charge or return to depot, the powerbank provides overnight charging regardless of location – delivered by charge collected on the return journey.

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

Taking a powerbank with them during daily operations, drivers can also park up their van while the system charges the vehicle’s battery each time it is parked.

For operators that require auxiliary power beyond what is available from the van itself, the portable power solution delivers off-grid energy on demand – giving drivers the opportunity to run auxiliary equipment and charge other vehicles.

Philip Clarke, CEO and Founder of Tual said: “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.

“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.”