Less than a handful of years ago–what feels like yesterday–the “fastest car in the world” placard was a constantly changing achievement that switched hands between the latest and greatest from the German, Italian and even Japanese manufacturers. These days, the conversation is all about the latest electric vehicle release–*cough* Tesla *cough*–with instant torque delivery and stupid amounts of power.
While we’re all for the ridiculous, on-demand power and performance that electric vehicles deliver–along with all the screens, performance specs, and creature comforts that you get with all the latest bells and whistles in next-generation vehicles, longevity has always been an issue. We want to save the planet and have fun doing it, but we don’t want to have to worry about charging the whip every time we use it. That’s where the ZipCharge Go comes in.
It might look like a rolling suitcase and function as such, but it’s a portable EV battery pack that can add up to an extra 40 miles of range to your Type 2 charging vehicle so you can enjoy the road a little bit more without having to worry about making it home safely. According to industry sources, ZipCharge intends to launch the Go near the end of 2022. Pricing has yet to be finalized, but it’s expected to be available in two separate capacity options with either a one-time purchase cost or a monthly subscription fee.