Member - Place to Plug

Developing a more sustainable mobility by connecting EV drivers with charging stations

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2015
Company Size 6
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Josep Cester, Marc Ruiz
Headquarters 43001 Tarragona, España
Social network
Place to Plug

About

Range anxiety is the main concern within EV drivers and one of the principal factors that people have in mind when buying an EV. Offering a charging points' map is not enough to mitigate this feeling since in many cases charging points are out of order or a special card is needed to charge. Moreover, in many countries the public charging points' network is very limited and is concentrated in the main cities, leaving towns and villages without charging points. Place to Plug offers a platform to solve this problem, connecting EV drivers with hosts offering a socket to charge the electric car.
Headquarters 43001 Tarragona, España

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Place to Plug

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.


Offers from Place to Plug

Other products

Place to Plug offers the possibility of checking charging points’ status, and booking and enabling them from mobile app without needing any specific card, which will ensure that user will be able to charge and will not find any other car occupying his place. On the other hand, we also offer our community sockets to allow charging everywhere even if there are no public charging points. At this moment EV drivers need to plan each long trip they do by looking for charging points in a map, calling to ensure that the charging point is working, and asking for specific cards everywhere they go (which means that they end up with tens of different cards). With Place to Plug all they need to do is to check in the app that the charging point is working properly and enjoy the trip since they know that they will be able to activate the charging point from their smartphone. Institutions (cities and operators) will find in Place to Plug a tool to increase their charging points’ network visibility and to manage charging sessions’ payment. Businesses (hotels, restaurants…) will also gain visibility by offering the charging service as an added value to their current services.

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Categories of applicationSustainable cities and communitiesSector of applicationUrban and inter-urban mobility Status Tested implementation