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ChargeWheel - On Demand Emission Free Charging For Everything Electric

Founder & CEO

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Traditional public EV chargers like ChargePoint and EVGo takes up to 6 months and $250K to install one charger, inside a parking lot or sidewalk. 



The process for installing traditional EV chargers is lengthy, requires permits and upgrading/repairs are expensive. 

High cost of EV charging infrastructure and permitting process is slowing down the charger deployment in US. 

Also the standard EV chargers are designed to just charge electric cars, but with growing demand for electric scooters and electric bikes, a public charging infrastructure that supports multi vehicle charging is required. 

Meet ChargeWheel



World's first mobile energy delivery van, ChargeWheel vans can be deployed anywhere in parking lots, freeways, events, streets. 

Each van has 1 Megawatt of energy storage, 40% of the energy comes from Solar and 60% comes from natural gas and grid. 

We recycle lithium batteries from salvaged EVs like Tesla, this enables us to re-use the cells for energy storage and thus decreasing lithium waste. 

ChargeWheel vans are capable of charging EVs, E-bikes and E-scooters. They can be instantly deployed and relocated anywhere in the city.

Describe who will use your solution (1,000 characters)

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Prototype - you have built a prototype and tested it with potential users
  • Pilot - you have implemented your solution in a real-world scenario

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

We have one founder and 2 engineers in the team, https://www.linkedin.com/in/muhammadhuzaifa/

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We will deploy up to 5 EV charging vans in the city where this is a high demand for EV chargers. Since ChargeWheel vans are mobile, they can be relocated at any time of the day based on user demand or traffic. Each van can charger up to 4 EVs simultaneously and the space inside the van is capable of charging up to 200 battery packs for scooters or ebikes. We have 2 revenue sources: 1. ChargeWheel Membership (Driver pays fixed monthly fee for unlimited access) 2. Sponsored Chargers (For example a van can be branded and dedicated just for Ford EV drivers)

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

If we can charge 1000+ EVs and 500+ scooters/bikes that would help us make the pilot successful

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Welcome Huzaifa and thanks so much for posting your idea up. I would think this is just the kind of thing that would encourage people thinking about taking up an EV to consider it more strongly. Are there any dangers associated with your vehicle full of lithium batteries? Is there any regulation you have to adhere to? Katie - Facilitator

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Team

Hi Katie - Thanks for feedback, great question about safety!

The van itself is temperature controlled and connected to our dashboard for 24/7 live monitoring of stats like battery temperature.

In case anything goes wrong or battery temp goes up desired level, system is design in a way that it will shut off as soon as an error code is detected.

Each van also has it own built-in automatic fire suppression system based on Class D Copper extinguishers, in case a fire is detected system shuts off and releases the extinguisher.

In terms of regulations, we are using off the shelf hardware and most of the components we use are designed for commercial and outdoor applications. As long as we follow relevant codes during the installation process, we don't have to pass through any special regulation.

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Many thanks for your reply! All good to know.