Re:Starts portable EV battery will give stranded drivers up to 70km charge.

Re:Start is a clean-tech start up founded via the Australian Clean-Energy accelerator Energy Lab. The team is led by Zhiduo Zhang and Ken Loh, along with a team of expert engineers.

Re:Start leverages their patented technology to deliver super-fast portable Electric Vehicle Charging where and when it’s needed, from flat EVs in an emergency to everyday charging for those without home chargers.

UTS researchers are improving the efficiency, reliability and power density of the power converter suitable for various applications, including EV and wind turbines. Intelligent battery management with improved fault tolerant capability, thermal management and modularity are all critical features required for EV applications. The expert academic team are based at UTS Tech Lab, a multidisciplinary research facility that supports bespoke industry-led partnerships.

The Electrical Lab at Tech Lab includes a 4Q Grid Simulator, Battery Emulator and Opal-RT Systems in addition to an Electromagnetic Interference Lab and a Thermal Chamber on the UTS city campus.

We choose UTS because of the unique labs and equipment they have, including a Grid Simulator and Battery Emulator. The facilities and tools available at UTS will allow us to innovate and develop our state-of-the-art system. This allows us to achieve charging speeds previously unseen in portable EV charging. Zhiduo Zhang, CEO.

Re:Start recently secured investment from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) who will trial the portable EV charging units in its Emergency Roadside Assist vehicles from late 2022. The speed of Re:Start’s charging system was a determining factor for RACV who cited the compact design as a valuable design feature.

 Power electronics is one of our capabilities at UTS, we have multiple experts working in this area, which particularly aligns with Re:Start and their objectives. Once the power electronics are installed they must run reliably for 20-25 years without being changed. This is a critical component of EV technology. Dr Yam Siwakoti, lead UTS Academic.