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European Startup Adds EV Charge Points Through Peer-to-Peer Networking

By Brian Spaen

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand, so does the need for charging stations. EVs don’t yet have a lengthy use range after being filled up to 100 percent. European entrepreneurs Jan Stannard and Jeremy Coulter are in the process of opening up a new company that will give EV owners a peer-to-peer network that will increase the number of place they can charge their car.

The new startup is called Chargie, and it adopts a similar approach to Uber and AirBnB. Those that have a charging station at home can upload their information on the service. Prices will be set by those owners. This allows potential customers to schedule a specific time with the charge point owners and they’ll be able to fuel up their car.

Still in its infant stages, the service will be fully launched on May 16th of this year. Anyone can sign up early to register their home as a charge point on their official home page. Currently, all business can only be done on the website, but Jimi Beckwith of Autocar reports that the company is “working on an app for launch within 3-4 months.”