As automakers build more electric vehicles, a lack of charging infrastructure continues to be a barrier for some shoppers.
That concern has sparked some companies to offer EV charging solutions that sidestep complex hard-wired infrastructure challenges.
Two of them, Renewable Innovations and SparkCharge, have different approaches in technology, but their missions are the same: Break down consumer range anxiety caused by a lack of public infrastructure.
SparkCharge, a Boston venture that launched in 2017, has developed a modular, portable ultrafast charger — aptly named the Roadie — to reach urban-dwelling EV drivers who don't have easy access to charging stations.
"It's a fact that the biggest hurdle to EV adoption is worry about charging," said Josh Aviv, CEO of SparkCharge. "Our mission is to eliminate that worry and create more EV drivers."