Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Team size: 11 - 50
Sector: Transportation and mobility
Founders: Andreas Sansano, Gideon van Dijk, Mark Hulsbergen, Pieter Waller
Founded date: 2017
Investors: APX, Blue Bear Capital, Elemental Excelerator, TotalEnergies, TotalEnergies Ventures
Company stage: Series A
What we do: Chargetrip offers smart navigation for Electric Vehicles (EV’s). How we do it: Chargetrip develops an API based SaaS platform for Electric Mobility. Our routing algorithms and intuitive trip planner make it easy for anyone, to take any electric car beyond the range of the battery. Predictive models alleviate charge congestion and optimize for total travel-time and travel-costs. Chargetrip is easy to integrate into existing navigation- and telemetric fleet applications. Traction: Chargetrip has successfully implemented a number of EV specific routing solutions. Our implementations include API services and front-end applications for EV-member organizations, Automotive Manufacturers, Charge Point Operators, and Mobility Service Providers. Currently, over 50.000 EV drivers use our software every month; this is equal to 2% of all EV’s in the world. Why it is important: The electric charge- and drive eco-system is fundamentally broken. It is complicated for individual drivers and fleet operators to drive EVs effortlessly over long distances or use EVs with high intensity. This is because on-route charging is complex due to the different standards in plug-type, charge power, payment systems, waiting-lines, variable charge speeds, and outside variables like temperature, weather, topography, that impact the range of a battery. These flaws in the eco-system cause three adoption barriers for individuals and fleet operators; Range Anxiety, Charge Anxiety and the TCO complexity of operating an electric fleet. We know that EV specific navigation and predictive models for energy prices and congestion alleviate these barriers, and accelerate global mass adoption of electric mobility. The coming years our API will help to optimize the TCO of EV fleets; owned, leased, rented, shared and autonomous. Chargetrip is based in Amsterdam and operates throughout the world.