Business Creation

EP Tender

EP Tender logo

Technoparc, 22 rue Gustave Eiffel, 78 300, Poissy, France

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The start-up

EP Tender is a range extending service for electric vehicles. It takes the form of a light trailer, which carries a range extender, and rented on demand.

The need

Electric vehicles are unable to satisfy occasional peak range requirements. This is proving a prominent limitation to user acceptance. The marginal cost of an additional range is very high, whereas the frequency of long distances is low. These dual constraints cannot be compromised!

The solution

With the occasional rental of an energy module (a Tender), the owner of an EV gets access to the same range as a classic combustion engine yet at a low marginal cost (pay per use).

The Tenders will be available 24/7, every 50km, in the Tender’Lib network.

The value proposition

Own an affordable EV, travel 98% of the time fully electric, and benefit occasionally from the same range capacity as classic combustion engine vehicles. The model is pay per use, and the vehicle’s payload is not impacted by the range extender.

EP Tender is convenient to use: it attaches to the car in one go and offers easy backing without knife jacking.