Vehicle Charging Technologies
One of the challanges with electric vehicles is how to charge or recharge the batteries in a short enough time that a trip doesn't have to be interrupted. The simplest approach in shortening the time to charge the batteries is increasing the voltage. The problem with this is that it tends to make the batteries overheat and can reduce there lifespan. At RJ Electricar we believe that getting the energy aboard the vehicle in an efficient and timely manor is very important. This will involve innovative charging techniques as well as advanced battery technologies. Developing the best battery conditioning and recharging equipment in the world is one of RJ Electricar's top priorities.
120 Volt Charger
This is a standard battery charge that can be plugged into your wall socket at home. It is a reliable and robust system and many types and sizes are commertially available. Unfortunately, it may take 8 to 14 hours to recharge your vehicle with this charger.
High Voltage Charger
This is a custom designed charger that can charge the batteries more quickly but may require lithium ion or other high cost, high technology batteries. It could also reduce the battery life but the recharge time could be as low as 1 hour.
Human Energy Charger (CycleCharge LX)