The Shyft Group’s Blue Arc Power Cube, a mobile, commercial-grade, remote-controlled EV charging station, has been honored on Fast Company’s second annual “Next Big Things in Tech” list.
Fast Company’s list recognizes technologies that could shape the industries’ futures.
“At The Shyft Group, we make it our priority to provide the tools and technologies to efficiently deliver people, packages and services where they are needed most, with a constant focus on sustainable innovation,” said Daryl Adams, The Shyft Group CEO and president. “When we began developing the Blue Arc ecosystem last year with a commercial-grade EV chassis and Class 3 delivery van, our customers – particularly those who lease their facilities and cannot make permanent upgrades to infrastructure – shared their urgent need for flexible charging solutions to complement the vehicles and we are grateful for the strong response so far to our suite of products.”
The Blue Arc can carry up to three mega-watts of onboard power to support charging, the company said, and its built-in wind turbines and sun-tracking solar panels provide supplemental power for vehicle systems.
Shyft Group said the charging station has several uses, including disaster relief, emergency roadside assistance, concerts and other outdoor events, national parks, and RV campsites.
Brendan Vaughan, Fast Company’s editor-in-chief, said technology breakthroughs and cutting-edge advancements could solve important issues facing the planet.
“Fast Company is excited to highlight some of the organizations, of all sizes and industry backgrounds, whose technological advancements today will lead to a better tomorrow,” Vaughan said.
Click here to see the Fast Company’s final list.