Electric Hummer to the Rescue??

Nation-E, touter of the Angel Car mobile charging unit, is back with another heavenly offering, this one of the rough-and-ready variety. It’s the AngelH1, an electric-powered Hummer “designed to bring power to areas crippled by extraordinary circumstances likes floods, tornadoes, blackouts and other unpredictable disasters.”

While the Angel Car was all about providing a power boost to electric-vehicle drivers who drained their battery, the AngelH1 is billed as a provider of electricity “not only to stranded vehicles, but to complete buildings, hospitals, construction sites and units that urgently require electricity.”

image via Nation-E

Of course, there’s nothing that says you can’t drive the AngelH1 for the pure satisfaction of going green in a famously fuel-inefficient vehicle, though there are risks to that.

The AngelH1 comes with a 60 kW battery, Nation-E said. What kind of range does this fully electric, zero-emissions behemoth have? That’s “fully customizable,” the company said. Nation-E will showcased the vehicle at eCarTech in Munich.

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Pete Danko is a writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in Breaking Energy, National Geographic's Energy Blog, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere.

  • Steven MacKenzie

    This is pretty amazing. The ability to charge up entire buildings or hospitals is a bit difficult to believe though. How long would the AngleH1 be able to realistically sustain powering something that large?