Charging station companies have flourished well during the past few years. Although it’s still the wild far out west within that industry, a handful of startups are already prominent key players. EV Safe Charge started as a little word-of-mouth startup and now it seems ready to take the next step up to industry leadership.
How To Go From Startup To Cleantech Industry Leader?
Startups start with a simple idea. Necessity is the mother of inventions and can lead to a startup to eventually become a large global company.
This is the story of how one person bought an EV with no help from the dealership in figuring out how to charge it at home. He researched the right solution for himself and then helped other consumers and businesses through the confusion of finding the right charger, identifying a qualified electrician, and getting it installed safely. This eventually led to the founding of a startup to address this gaping market hole. Heard that story before? An eye for those market gaps and then early leadership to fill them is how startups eventually become leaders and leave bigger corporations to either follow or buy them out.
A couple of years ago, Caradoc Ehrenhalt decided to get a Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive EV. The dealership didn’t know much about electric vehicles (EV), and even less about chargers, let alone installation or finding an electrician. As a consumer, Ehrenhalt did what any consumer should do, research online. After dealing with the frustrations of the lack of information and conflicting recommendations, he decided to help out others in the same situation. This led to the creation of EV Safe Charge. Read more