GoHub, the first portable electric vehicle charging infrastructure for public and shared use

ZipCharge launches the GoHub locker to house Go chargers on the street.

The British company ZipCharge presented the first portable electric vehicle charging infrastructure for public and shared use: GoHub.

To support the mass deployment of electric vehicles, it is essential that we can deploy charging infrastructure more quickly where it is needed most.

This community solution can be installed three times faster and will be three times less expensive than stationary chargers at street level 2.

With the new offer, EV owners can purchase ZipCharge’s portable charger directly, subscribe to one, or rent through GoHub.

The GoHub fits in any parking space and houses multiple Zip-Charge Go chargers.

There are two variations: a single-sided unit that houses five Go powerbanks or a double-sided GoHub with ten.

Therefore, it is suitable for a number of places, including on the street, in parking lots, at work and in private places.

Anyone can access the GoHub by reserving a GB in the app. They are available for rent 24 hours a day and cost €1 for a 4kWh charge, with no connection fees.

When the user approaches the correct dock door, the GoHub automatically opens. The driver can then remove the charger, take it to his vehicle and plug it in. When finished, the user receives a notification on their smartphone, picks up the Go and puts it back in the assigned bay.

There are optional technologies for each community, such as rainwater harvesting, Wi-Fi hotspot, mobile device charging, green roof, and renewable energy generation.

GoHubs are made from end-of-life Go batteries to create a circular approach to extending battery life.

Our goal is to establish the world’s first vertically integrated Power Point Operator (POO) to serve hundreds of millions of people worldwide, so that everyone can access convenient, low-cost power. The ZipCharge Go and GoHub store clean energy, which can then be distributed for a multitude of uses, from charging an electric vehicle to powering equipment.

Jonathan Carrier, co-founder of ZipCharge.

We expect our portable power banks to outsell landline home chargers by 2030, just as cell phones outsell landline phones. That’s because the Go can be used for more than just charging a vehicle, it’s a portable energy storage device for personal energy management. We have a bold ambition to deploy 100,000 GoHubs globally by 2030 to support electric vehicle charging, local grid resilience and energy democracy.

Jonathan Carrier

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