Governments in the Middle East are providing incentives like free parking and universal chargers to drive motorists towards e-cars, while innovators have launched apps to make EV ownership hassle-free. But despite this push, fears about running out of battery in the middle of nowhere remain a major hurdle on the path to promote electric mobility in the region.
To address this concern among drivers, gulf countries have sped up the process of setting up charging stations equipped with fast chargers, across cities of the future. To make sure that motorists can power up their e-wagons faster than they refuel existing cars at gas pumps, an Emirati brand has launched batteries capable of attaining a full charge in less than five minutes.
The quick-charging units are also built to last long, since they can store power for as many as 45 years, and are totally chemical free. Along with the capacity to contain electricity for decades, these Sirius batteries can also withstand extremely cold as well as hot climatic conditions.
Higher storage capability also keeps these devices away from landfills, unlike lithium-ion batteries, which have a significant carbon footprint. Apart from the electric car battery, the firm called Kilowatt Labs also provides a PERCO Wall for buildings, where supercapacitors instead of chemical cells are used as backup to provide solar energy when the sunshine fades away.
The eco-friendly alternative is also smart, since it has AI to retain charge by controlling its distribution for higher efficiency.
Having batteries that preserve electricity for a longer time, can also lead to reduced wastage and responsible consumption. To go with its fast charging batteries, the firm is also gearing up to deploy stations where vehicles can be powered up within minutes.
Designed to make sure motorists can keep zooming ahead in their EVs without glitches, the charging points will also be equipped with Wi-Fi and 4G internet, to facilitate e-payments.