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    Date submitted
  • 06-Feb-2018



A hub for electric car charging where a driver can pull into a spot to charge, get out of his/her car, and enjoy a lounge experience while waiting. The electricity would be provided by a nearby grid of solar panels and wind turbines.


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Who is your customer?

The growing number of everyday electric vehicle drivers--especially those who travel, and may currently use a gas-powered car to go long distances due to inconvenience of charging on the road. All types of electric vehicles will be able to charge at our stations. The lounge may serve more than just drivers on a pit stop as well.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

It is inconvenient for a driver of an electric vehicle to travel more than his/her normal daily commute and charge along the way. Finding stations is difficult, and it takes a little over 30 minutes at fastest to charge. Charging stations are usually near some type of entertainment or destination, but through observance, we have found that most drivers stay in their cars while they are charging. Also, much of the electricity that powers EVSEs to charge electric vehicles is not renewable--we think that electric vehicles are only solving half of the world's energy problem; combining EVs with renewable energy is truly the game-changer.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

Electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging stations are rapidly growing and expanding throughout the US and the rest of the world. Still, much more needs to happen for the movement to really take over. We want to create a brand that welcomes drivers of electric vehicles and provides the most convenience for charging.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

My business partner and I have already launched successful businesses, but now we want to focus on a problem that concerns more than ourselves and our community--one that concerns humankind. We see the future full of electric vehicles and charging stations, and want to jump into the movement now and make it better and move it forward faster. We have great mentors to help us, know people in the electric vehicle to give us advice, and have spent the last 4 years successfully running a business.