Rising Gas Prices Another Reason for Retail to Install EV Chargers

The number of charging stations on the market now are inadequate to meet the needs of existing EV motorists.

Retail properties stand to benefit greatly from the growing number of electric vehicles on the road, a new post from the National Association of Realtors, points out, noting the synergy between electric charging stations and retail sales are similar to convenience stores’ relationship to gas stations.

“EV charging stations amount not only to an added convenience amenity allowing consumers to refuel as they shop, but they have the potential to increase footfalls and to promote shoppers lingering in projects and stores for longer periods of time,” David Greensfelder, managing principal, Greensfelder Commercial Real Estate, tells GlobeSt.com. Read more

Capstone Successfully Completes Start-Up Financing Deal for EV Safe Charge

November 11, 2021

 

The Opportunity:

As an emerging player in the growing Electric Vehicle services market, EV Safe Charge is creating the much-needed infrastructure for the 18.7 million electric vehicles expected to be on the road by the end of the decade (the current market sits at close to 1.5 million vehicles nationwide). With such tremendous growth will come a surge in demand for commercial, residential, mobile, and fast charging stations. EV Safe Charge works with best-in-class equipment manufacturers for product selection, installation, network management software, charging station rentals, and consultations. As such, they are positioned as a key liaison in helping developers, businesses, governments, and other stakeholders provide robust, reliable vehicle charging solutions for their clients, customers, and the public. Read more

BRITE engages LA-based EV charging company

WARREN — A Los Angeles-based company using Columbus as a guinea pig to develop and manufacture its mobile electric vehicle charging stations is part of BRITE Energy Innovators’ portfolio, using the energy startup incubator to rapidly develop a prototype.

BRITE also will help plan for production “with enthusiastic support, connections in manufacturing and energy, a strong investor base and an ideal location in the heart of American manufacturing country,” Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charge’s founder and CEO, said. Read more

Mobile EV chargers deliver power where it’s needed

A few companies have introduced mobile charging products to solve unique challenges.The perceived lack of ready access to charging stations is one factor that has limited consumers’ interest in buying electric vehicles. While the number and diversity of locations of EV charging stations are growing, thanks to networks such as Electrify America, chargers can be hard to find in urban centers, or on the outskirts of cities. Read more

How Innovation is Expanding Entrepreneurial Opportunities in the Retail Auto Industry

It’s an exciting time to be on the road. Not since the days when humans transitioned from equine transit to machine has there been so much rapid development in the field of transportation. For those who are entrepreneurial-minded, there’s an explosion of possibilities available to innovate within the auto industry. Read more

Interview With Caradoc Ehrenhalt, EV Safe Charge

In a world where more and more drivers are moving to electric vehicles, where is EV charging today? To better understand exactly where EV technology is today, we caught up with Caradoc Ehrenhalt, the CEO and founder of a Los Angeles startup, EV Safe Charge (www.evsafecharge.com), to chat a bit about his view of where EV charging technology today. EV Safe Charge rents out EV chargers for events, in addition to having its own business installing charging stations.

What is EV Safe Charge?

Caradoc Ehrenhalt: EV Safe Charge started when I got an electric vehicle, for the environment. The dealer didn’t have much information or knowledge on how to get a charger installed, or where to go and find an electrician, and I figured that others also were experiencing this as well. It turned out, that was definitely the case, and that’s how the company was created. We started doing residential installations, and then commercial installations. We haven’t done any paid marketing or advertising, but more and more companies are finding us, and our business has started developing. It’s been an exciting two years. We were fortunate to be approached to provide mobile EV charging for Jaguar, and have developed that solution, and it’s now a big part of our business. With that project, we provide level 2 and DC fast chargers, providing everything needed for successful EV charging at events, anywhere in this country or Canada. After doing the work for an internal event for them, that led to external, customer-facing launch events around the country. Since then, we have had our chargers on movie studio sets for actors and crew to use for major Hollywood movies, and have also supplied charging equipment for motorcycle companies. One of the things we’ve also done recently, is launch a consulting division, to help companies navigate any of the complex issues to get a charger installed, such as dealing with ADA Compliance. Finally, something I had always wanted as an EV driver, was a really amazing app to help with everything an EV driver would want on the road, and we just announced a partnership at CES with Sumitomo Electric for an app, EV Safe Charge, Powered by Sumitomo Electric.

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Sumitomo Electric and EV Safe Charge collaborate on a new app for EVs

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Through the new smartphone app, Sumitomo and EV safe charge app are looking to make the EVs consumer-friendly

Sumitomo Electric Industries and EV Safe Charge will collaborate on a new mobile app to enable electric vehicle (EV) drivers to experience the optimal road trip. During any journey, the EV Safe Charge app, powered by Sumitomo Electric will provide users with features such as benefits from hotel and restaurant partners and specialised travel coordination. The app has been unveiled at CES 2019.

The pertinent features being developed for EV drivers will go beyond mapping chargers and provide data about when to charge based on altitude, weather, and other factors to alleviate ‘range anxiety’ – the fear among consumers that an EV has insufficient range to reach its destination, which is cited as an obstacle to widespread adoption of all-electric vehicles. Key to the collaboration, the companies are beginning to work with automotive OEMs to integrate these app features directly into EV models as well.

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Jaguar Chooses EV Safe Charge For Its Mobile Fast Charging Needs

We have more news on EV Safe Charge’s portable fast charger. Jaguar just announced it chose the Californian startup as its official partner for the North America national launch of its I-PACE.

EV Safe Charge just announced it was chosen for the Jaguar Electrifies Experience, a multi-city national tour promoting the electric I-PACE.

Jaguar North America will use EV Safe Charge’s portable electric vehicle (EV) fast charger, the EV Charge Mobile, as one of its suppliers.

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EV Safe Charge Introduces Industry’s 1st Comprehensive Fast Portable EV Charging Solution

Remember that EV charging solution group EV Safe Charge we wrote about and met at the last LA Auto Show?

I recently caught up with the founder and CEO of EV Safe Charge, Caradoc Ehrenhalt, for a CleanTechnica interview. Ehrenhalt told us about the industry’s 1st comprehensive fast portable EV charging solution earlier this year. He also announced the EV Safe Charge has been recognized as one of the top 15 “most fundable” companies from a top university.

EV Safe Charge Portable Fast Charger

EV Safe Charge Introduces Portable EV Fast Charger

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Pepperdine’s Most Fundable Companies of 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies. We scoured thousands of early-stage startups across the nation looking for companies worthy of serious investor consideration. These 15 select companies rose to the top based on the viability of their business model, size of addressable market, management team expertise, board of advisors, and competitive advantage in their market. What differentiates our program, making it more than just a competition, is that every participating company experiences a transformative process as they gain valuable insight and identify how they can better appeal to future investors.

Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to connecting promising early-stage companies with the resources they need to successfully impact the evolving business marketplace. Through our Most Fundable Companies survey, we provide a comprehensive analysis of how a business will be viewed by top investors.

The 2019 Most Fundable Companies Competition is now open. Start today. Read more