Greenspot's solution to addressing the Challenge Question: “how might we make it easier for East Austin community members to live a healthier life through improved mobility and transportation” is by installing and operating e-Mobility Hubs. The need for convenient transportation solutions is vital to addressing the Challenge Question. However, to ensure the East Austin community members also live healthier lives requires integrating sustainability as well. Greenspot’s e-Mobility Hubs offer community members with (1) affordable, easy to use, and conveniently located electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and (2) electric shared mobility options such as peer-to-peer electric car-sharing or docked micro-mobility.
Greenspot’s solution is to install, operate, and manage publicly available (curbside) EV charging stations in strategic locations within the East Austin area. Greenspot may install both Level II charging stations which produce 25 miles per 1 hour of charge and/or Direct Current Fast Charging (“DCFC”) stations which charge an EV from 0-80% in approximately 25 minutes. Once the EV charging stations are in the ground, Greenspot intends to facilitate the adoption of electric shared mobility solutions such as EV car sharing, docked electric scooters as well as electric bicycles at or near its EV charging stations by partnering with electric shared mobility providers. By coupling both publicly available EV charging stations with various forms of affordable electric shared mobility, people will have access to a variety of sustainable transportation solutions all in one location.
Greenspot envisions countless use-cases for people utilizing its solution. EV owners will charge at the Greenspot e-Mobility Hub while parking on the street. Furthermore, Greenspot's solutions will allow daily commuters and visitors traveling in and out of the East Austin area to utilize Greenspot’s e-Mobility Hub to enable or improve their travel needs. Unlike other EV charging station companies, Greenspot’s mission is to provide universal access to electric transportation even for those who do not own electric vehicles. By grouping various forms of mobility such as docked electric scooters and/or bicycles near the EV charging stations, individuals who do not own a vehicle but can ride an electric bicycle or scooter will still benefit from Greenspot's solution by having easy access to the services. Ultimately, Greenspot creates a hub for all individuals to choose which type of transportation solution is best for them.