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ZipCharge has announced strategic partnerships with two other British businesses to develop the mechanical and electrical systems for its GoHub portable shared charging station.

ICEE Managed Services will take care of the GoHub manufacturing whilst Graphite will develop the remote monitoring and control systems for the ZipCharge GoHub.

The idea behind the GoHub is simple – it will host multiple ZipCarge Go EV powerbanks giving drivers access to convenient, flexible, and low-cost energy. 

The GoHub will securely house and charge the Go powerbanks and is modular and flexible in size, making it suitable for a variety of different environments such as in car parks, on the side of small streets, or at work. It will form part of the global roll-out of the ZipCharge energy point network and the company is aiming to deploy 100,000 GoHubs around the world by the end of the decade. 

“We are delighted to have found two strategic partners in ICEE and Graphite. Together we will deliver the GoHub, a revolution in public charging provision, providing a community-based solution that can be installed anywhere, at a much lower cost and at a much faster rate, while enabling any parking space to be a charging spot,” says Jonathan Carrier, ZipCharge’s co-founder.

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“The ability to roll out Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure at speed is essential to allow national and local governments to deploy it at a faster rate where it is needed the most to support mass EV adoption. EV owners will now have the choice to purchase the Go outright, on subscription or rent one through the GoHub. The GoHub is the world’s first portable EV charging infrastructure for shared, public use.”

Together, the companies undertook a three-month concept study to evaluate the design, technical, operational, and installation challenges of the GoHub. Since the start of the year, ICEE has been working on designing a range of GoHub configurations, focusing on delivering a modular solution to maximise the number of Go powerbanks available in the smallest possible footprint. 

At present, there’s no news on when we’ll see the first GoHubs on our streets.

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