Sumitomo Electric Teams with EV Safe Charge to Create Ultimate EV Road Trip Experience
Mobile App by EV Charging Provider, Powered By Global Technology Leader, Elevates EV Travel with Consumer-friendly Solution
LAS VEGAS – January 10, 2019 (CES 2019) – Sumitomo Electric Industries and EV Safe Charge™, a Pepperdine Most Fundable Company, today announced collaboration on a new mobile app to enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to experience the optimal road trip. During any journey, the EV Safe Charge app, powered by Sumitomo Electric, will provide users with never-before offered features, including benefits from hotel and restaurant partners and specialized travel coordination.
The pertinent features being developed for EV drivers will go beyond mapping chargers and provide data about when to charge based on altitude, weather, and other factors to alleviate “range anxiety” – the fear among consumers that an EV has insufficient range to reach its destination, which is cited as an obstacle to widespread adoption of all-electric vehicles. Key to the collaboration, the companies are beginning to work with automotive OEMs to integrate these app features directly into EV models as well.