If there’s any one thing that is keeping electric vehicles on the sidelines of the market, it is the lack of charging infrastructure.
Unlike the nearly 100,000 gas stations that are available in the US to refuel a conventional vehicle, there were just under 6,000 public-access electric vehicle charging stations. For an electric vehicle owner, this can present a problem if their commute is better than half their vehicle’s range. One solution would be to install chargers at work places and parking lots, but this has proven to be expensive and complicated.
Telefonix, a specialist in retractable cord reels for the aviation industry, is looking to make things a little simpler with the L1 Power Post. The Telefonix L1 Power Post features a retractable cord to keep it out of the way when not in use and a simple user interface for charging.
For those who work a 9-5 job, an LI charger could be a good idea, which could give electric vehicles a decent enough charge to get them back home.
The only thing that doesn’t convince me is the price which, at $1,500 each, is three times the cost of the $450 Bosch LII charger we discussed a few of days ago. [Is that half the capacity and $1,250 in armor plating?]