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ZipCharge launches GoHub EV charging hub

ZipCharge GoHub EV charging infrastructure

ZipCharge has launched its GoHub electric vehicle charging infrastructure which it says be three times cheaper and three times faster to install than fixed on-street level 2 chargers.

The company last year launched its Go portable power bank, which is a compact suitcase-size portable device with 4kW of charge.

The GoHub is designed to host multiple Go powerbanks, which can be bought outright, on subscription or rented.

Jonathan Carrier, co-founder of ZipCharge, said: “We intend to establish the world’s first vertically integrated energy point operator to serve hundreds of millions of people around the world so everyone can access convenient and low-cost energy.

“The ZipCharge Go and GoHub enable the storage of clean energy, which can then be distributed for a multitude of uses from charging an EV to powering equipment.

“We predict our portable powerbanks will outsell fixed home chargers by 2030, in the same way mobile phones overtook landlines.

“That’s because the Go can be used for more than EV charging, it’s a portable energy storage device for personal energy management.

“We have the bold ambition to deploy 100,000 GoHubs globally to support EV charging, local grid resiliency and energy democracy.”

In its base form, the GoHub comes in two variants: a single-sided unit which houses five Go powerbanks or a double-sided GoHub with capacity for 10. Both fit into a regular parking space.

The Go can also be charged at home or elsewhere using a standard domestic plug and provides up to 20 miles of range from its charge.

Through the GoHub, Go will be available to rent 24 hours a day with the option to pre-reserve a Go in the app.

As the user approaches the correct bay door of the GoHub automatically opens. They can then remove the charger from its dock, wheel it to the vehicle and plug it in.

Once finished, the user is notified on their smartphone, they collect the Go and return it to the bay allocated via the app.

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