Charge expands its charging docking stations across the US and Europe to provide electric fueling stations of the future
With some cities housing over 50,000 shared electric scooters from operators such as Bird,
Lime, Spin and Voi, and more and more landing every week, something has to give. Cities are
unable to cope with the extreme clutter caused by these vehicles and the race to build
infrastructure for micro-mobility has begun.
Enter Charge, a micro-mobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric
charging, storage and service stations for e-scooters. The Company’s docking stations provide
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 over 6,000
locations to install its docking stations.
Charge has a suite of infrastructure charging and parking solutions designed to bring order to
the chaos. Included in its product offerings are the Company’s two flagship products:
Smart-Charging Stations, intended to provide a convenient place for end-users to park and
charge e-scooters, and its Smart-Charging Hubs, designed to serve the “juicing” community and
capable of charging op to 70 scooters at once.
Having these products is one thing, however the ability to deploy them throughout cities around
the world is a significant challenge that Charge has solved. To-date, they have secured over
6,000 locations across the U.S. and Europe to install their innovative infrastructure and are
starting trials with 50 electric smart-charging stations across Europe in cities like Paris, Lyon,
Lisbon and Milan.
Andrew Fox, Co-Founder and CEO of Charge states, “We provide a win-win solution for cities,
scooter operators, riders and residents, while ensuring that streets are organised and scooters
Charge has landed contracts across the U.S. and Europe and is now embarking on raising
capital having witnessed the demand for their suite of product offerings explode in recent
months with the announcement of their new charging stations. Previously the Company raised
$2.5 million in a private fundraising round and is now discussing a ‘large’ round with numerous
Fox explains, “Charge’s product suite help cities overcome the current chaos of sidewalk
scooter clutter where scooters are blocking public right of ways and creating many issues for
Charge’s smart-charging and docking station detects which scooter operators have scooters
that are docked in its station and charges only the scooters who have an agreement with
Charge. Each operator is then charged by percentage of charge, just as you fill up your car at a
gas station and get charged for the amount of gas you use.
Charge enables the scooters to be used more while also ensuring that users can easily find a
charged scooter to safely commence on their journey.