Social Charging

connecting electric drivers, to each other and to smart systems.

Founded in 2015 by

  • Gertjan Geurts

  • Gerwin Hop

Incubation period

01-02-2015 to 01-02-2017

About Social Charging

Social Charging is the missing social infrastructure fitting the technical infrastructure. By connecting electric car drivers in a location-based manner, Social Charging enables them to share charging points efficiently. And (optionally) enables them to easily smart charge their cars, which reduces the load on the electricity grid and enables drivers to charge greener and cheaper (by using local energy or cheaper rates based on our energy markets connection).

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The challenge

Improve air quality, by dismantling barriers to drive electric. Followed by our motto: “No worries about charging”.

The solution

The Social Charging app for iOS and Android is the first important step for establishing this social infrastructure: it facilitates location based social contact around (public and private) charging stations, automatic check-ins and check-outs on charging stations, smart charging of electric vehicles; reduce the load on the electricity grid and enable drivers to charge greener and cheaper (by using local energy or cheaper rates based on our energy markets connection). Social Charging also provides relevant alerts for EV-drivers, like updates about your battery-state-of-charge when you are charging.
There are apps where EV users can manually check-in and check-out on charging stations. But there isn’t any platform/app – worldwide - who does this automatically. And this automatic checkin and checkout is crucial for the userfriendlyness of the service. We use state-of-the-art location technology and direct connections with charging stations to accomplish this.