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Greenspot - Smart Mobility Solutions

Greenspot implements EV car share, first/last mile solution, EV van pool, and municipal fleet EV alternatives at no cost to a municipality.

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Greenspot purchases, installs, operates, and maintains electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) at no cost to municipalities. Greenspot then operates an EV car share program out of 80% of the electrified spots, with the remaining 20% of the parking spots available for the public to charge their personal EVs. As part of the car share program Greenspot can provide first/last mile solutions for commuters, a van pool solution for commuters who travel to the same place for work, and an option for municipal fleets to utilize during weekday working hours. This enables the commuters to downsize by one car (first/last mile), takes vehicles off the road by aggregating commuters (van pool), and lets municipalities use their budget for additional resources (municipal fleet). This saves money (lease, insurance, maintenance, gas), reduces the need for parking, and decreases the amount of greenhouse gas emissions.  The Greenspot program can also be implemented in environmental justice communities to enable households who cannot afford a personal vehicle and/or live in a transit desert to have an alternative form of clean transportation. 

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

www.joingreenspot.com Eyal Shuster is the Founder and President of Greenspot. Michael Mazur is the Chief Operating Officer of Greenspot. Marshal Trigg acts as Greenspot’s Chief Financial Officer. Brett Muney is Greenspot’s Locations Development Manager. Rose Lenoff is Greenspot’s Business Development Manager. Aviya Grosman is Greenspot’s International Operations Lead.

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Funding Request

  • $100,000

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

Greenspot utilizes internal resources to fund our projects. By buying and installing the EVSE it puts our skin in the game and means that we have a vested interest in the project becoming successful. The funding from the Challenge will enable Greenspot to make the project more robust (i.e. adding extra charging stations, or including DC fast chargers in addition to the Level 2 chargers we typically use). Our idea is sustainable in more ways than one. First, it is a a project that uses EVs and shared mobility solutions, which are sustainable for the environment and for the community. Second, Greenspot's smart mobility program is economically sustainable because we anticipate that it will grow over time and more and more people will utilize the solutions. Commuters will take advantage of the first/last mile option, municipalities will take advantage of the fleet option, and environmental justice communities will take advantage of the available/economic form of transportation.

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

Success from a solely economic point of view will be measured in utilization percentages and revenue generation. Greenspot deems that the project will be considered a success if revenues continue to grow. We do not anticipate an early return of our capital expenditure and are prepared to maintain and operate the program for as long as it takes, as we work to recapture our initial investment. Success is also measured from a community perspective, and Greenspot anticipates that the community as a whole will adopt the program, and will demand that the program be expanded. This is the real success, because if we can get the community behind EVs and shared mobility solutions then we know that the quality of life in the community will be improved. This will be measured by a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, decreased traffic congestion, and a decrease in the need for parking spots. When all of these positive aspects occur then Greenspot's program will be considered a real success.

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That’s an awesome idea! But how does it differentiate from other ideas in here?

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Eduardo,
Thanks for the response. We're looking forward to the opportunity to implement our smart mobility solutions in Miami.
Greenspot's program is unique in that we marry electric vehicle infrastructure and shared mobility (car share, first/last mile, van pool, municipal fleet) to get the best of both worlds. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe anyone else is really doing this at the moment. And we do it at no cost to the site host - municipalities pay zero for it. We're applying for the City of Tomorrow grant so that the scope of the project can be enhanced, either by installing additional charging stations around the city or by installing faster charging stations. We also future-proof our program by making sure that the EVSE is upgradable and that we can easily add newer technology to each site.
I hope that answers your question. You can always reach me at brett@joingreenspot.com if there is anything else you would like to know.

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Awesome! I learned a lot

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