Image: SparkCharge One of the biggest obstacles to EV adoption right now is the shortage of easily accessed charging infrastructure. That is changing as more charging stations pop up along highways and in places like shopping mall parking lots. But it’s possible that there is another solution — a charger that can come to you. That’s the promise of a Massachusetts startup, SparkCharge . TechCrunch reports that not only does the company bill itself as the first on-demand charging network, but also as a creator of gig economy jobs. SparkCharge originally appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and has since added Mark Cuban as a lead investor. Here’s the gist of what SparkCharge does: Imagine you just ran out of juice in your Chevy Bolt. There are chargers nearby, but they aren’t available at the moment. You download the SparkCharge app, called BoostEV, and report where you are and how much of a charge (as in range) you need. A SparkCharge “provider” arrives and uses the company’s chargers to charge your vehicle and get you on your way. It’s somewhat like AAA for your EV. SparkCharge service is offered in just 13 locations right now, mostly major cities like Los […]

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