By Amanda Weston
As the electric vehicle movement takes off, SparkCharge is gearing up to save drivers from "range anxiety" with deliverable charging in 2019.
"There's this huge gap in the market in terms of alleviating that pain over where, when, how you charge your electric vehicle," SparkCharge CEO Joshua Aviv told Cheddar Wednesday. "I realized, essentially, if you could allow an electric vehicle owner to charge anytime and anywhere they want it, you would see this huge growth in electric vehicles, and I think that's what the world needs."
SparkCharge will allow users to order a portable charger delivery via an app, arriving in as little as 10 minutes.
"If you own an electric vehicle, instead of having to hop off your trip or deviate from your route to find a charging station, charging stations will actually be delivered to you along that route, taking the guessing out of, 'Where do I charge my electric vehicle if I'm going to take a road trip?'" Aviv said. "You'll always know where you're going to be charged and the best part is you don't have to go looking for it. It gets brought directly to you."
Aviv said the goal is to expand SparkCharge's reach by working with as many partners as possible, like Uber and Lyft. By working with partners, Aviv believes SparkCharge can create "a massive amount of change" in the way EVs are perceived.
Tesla remains a top name in the electric vehicle industry but has been plagued with production and delivery issues.
That's not the case with SparkCharge.
"We don't really have a lot of manufacturing hiccups or issues," Aviv said. "We're actually excited because in 2019, we'll actually be rolling out our product to the market. Our products are manufactured 99.9 percent here in the United States. So all of our suppliers and manufacturers, we're able to work with on a daily basis, and that really alleviates a lot of the manufacturing pain."
But SparkCharge doesn't plan to stop with just cars. Aviv said he's also thinking about on-demand energy for homes as well, to help in the event of power outages or shortages.
The company plans to launch across the country in the third quarter of 2019.
"We're excited," Aviv said. "We're ready to roll."
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