FreeWire Mobi Charger Puts Nissan LEAF Batteries To Use In Mobile Charging Unit (w/video)
The charging station business hasn’t even matured, yet start-up FreeWire wants to shake the whole business up.
Forget about stationary charging stations, now they can move and will come to charge your car autonomously. At least this is the FreeWire’s vision.
Everything begins with old Nissan LEAF battery modules (about 10 kWh total), which find a second life in a mobile energy storage system. FreeWire adds a J1772 EVSE interface and ends up with the Mobi Charger.
According to FreeWire, several such devices could serve electric cars in the parking lot without worries that a charging spot will be occupied by an ICE car or an already charged EV.
Ultimately, the Mobi Charger battery pack probably will be a few times larger (like 48 kWh) and offer DC charging too. When there is no need for charging, Mobi Charger may even become an ESS in smart grid system.
However, there is one big question. How much it will cost?