Although the government’s target for the number of electric cars on Danish roads in 2030 has been downgraded from 1 million to 775,000, it still meets with critical voices.
Now a new app is proving to be the possible solution to the great ambitions.
10 minutes. That is the longest time you have to wait for a lightning charger in 2030, if it is up to the Ministry of Transport. The ambition may seem lofty, but in fact it should be the case that there is no queue at all at the power boxes.
This is the goal from the new Danish electric car platform Monta, which went live on 1 February and has since raised DKK 29.8 million. kroner in investments from the venture funds Pale Blue Dot and Byfounders.
The idea behind the app is to make the many private, company- and association-owned charging stations available to outside electric drivers who need them. In addition, Monta offers a platform where housing associations and companies can build and manage their own charging stations for the benefit of both employees and private electric drivers.
The founders Casper Rasmussen and Anders Møller Pedersen have themselves described Monta as Airbnb for electric cars, but they are aware that the high ambitions cannot rest on well-meaning wishes alone. The partner couple, who are both tech profiles with several apps on the CV, have therefore developed a practical solution to remove the queue at the charging stations.
“We call it Smart Queue. It is an intelligent queuing system that puts the charges in system. As soon as your car is fully charged, you will receive a notification. And before then, the next person in the queue has been told that it is their turn in a little while, ”says Casper Rasmussen, Montas CEO.
The feature, which is the only one of its kind at home, not only makes it easier to get to at the charging station. According to the director, it also nuances the actual debate about charging stations.
“With Smart Queue, we attack the challenge with the charging stations from a new angle. The solution avoids both bottlenecks with long queues and periods of no charging, which is often a problem. We are therefore significantly increasing their occupancy rate. Instead of just looking at how many more charging stations society needs, we focus on using those that already are, in the most efficient way, ”says Casper Rasmussen.
Since its inception in February, Monta has opened branches in Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company aims to have 400,000 users by 2022.
Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.
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