With more than 6,000 real estate locations worldwide, Charge will begin an experiment program in Paris, as well as trials in Lyon, Lisbon and Milan, as it builds the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for micromobility
Charge, a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-scooters and e-bikes, today announced significant expansion across the U.S. and Europe. Stemming from its extensive real estate network, the company has secured more than 6,000 locations across the U.S. and Europe to install its innovative micromobility-servicing infrastructure. Charge also announced it will begin experiment programs with 50 electric Charge SmartStations in Paris, Lyon, Lisbon and Milan.
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The Charge SmartStation is bringing micromobility infrastructure to cities while protecting the integrity, access, and safety of sidewalks for all pedestrians. (Photo: Business Wire)
"With some cities housing over 50,000 shared e-scooters from operators such as Bird, Lime, Spin and Voi – and more landing every week – something has to give," said Andrew Fox, co-founder and CEO of Charge. "Cities are unable to cope with the extreme clutter caused by these vehicles and the race to build infrastructure for micromobility has begun. We provide a win-win solution for cities, scooter operators, riders and residents so that communities can implement a safe and sustainable strategy for electric micromobility."
Enabling Cities to Safely Welcome the Micromobility Revolution
Charge provides a suite of micromobility-servicing infrastructure, including charging and parking solutions designed to bring order to the chaos of dockless e-scooters and e-bikes. Charge has landed contracts across the U.S. and Europe and is experiencing high demand to implement its flagship products:
- Charge SmartHub: Mass charging centers capable of charging over 70 e-scooters simultaneously to support the gig-economy of juicers and chargers. Charge SmartHubs are strategically located in dense urban areas to maximize charging capabilities while reducing downtime.
- Charge SmartStation: Battery-powered charging station designed to address the major shortcomings of micromobility while cleaning up sidewalk clutter. Charge SmartStations are designed to make micromobility manageable for urban communities.
The Charge SmartStation and Charge SmartHub detect which operators have e-scooters docked in each station, and only charges the scooter operators who have an agreement with Charge. Each operator is then billed by the percentage of charge, just as one might fill up a car at a gas station.
"As a pioneer in the parking industry, we feel that the connectivity of the micromobility network with mass transportation is the next evolving urban technology solution. We envision that parking garages will evolve to become the gas station of the future to fill electric vehicles and are thrilled to partner with Charge," said George Fallica, Chief Revenue Officer, North America, REEF Technology.
Programs in Paris, Lyon, Lisbon and Milan will begin in early 2020. To learn more about the company’s product suite or to bring Charge to your city, please visit www.charge.us.
Charge is a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage and service stations for e-bikes and e-scooters. The company’s docking stations will be installed in privately-owned parking garages, lots and spaces throughout major markets around the world, providing a convenient, safe and cost-effective space to charge, store and service e-vehicles, while reducing e-vehicle clutter on city streets and sidewalks. Charge has entered into numerous agreements with garage operators and property owners, securing a network of nearly 6,000 locations to install its docking stations. Charge is also developing a proprietary mobile application that will interface with its docking stations and provide users with available locations as well as real-time e-vehicle availability of partnered rideshare platforms. For more information, please visit charge.us, and connect with the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.