Why not use one charging station to charge several cars at the same time? This idea inspired the Munich-based start-up to develop a product that could add a number of other charging points to a single main station using a plug and play solution. This allows multiple electric cars to use one charging station – without anyone having to move. And because the Gläserne Manufaktur is promoting start-ups with ground-breaking mobility concepts, the young entrepreneurs have been given the chance to develop their innovation to market-ready status at the Volkswagen Future Mobility Incubator in Dresden.
The modular multi-use socket reduces costs and installation work for every charging point. “We give underground parking lot operators, such as those who run employee parking lots, the option to expand their charging infrastructure in line with their needs and, most importantly, at an affordable price,” says Michael Masnitza, explaining ChargeX’s business model. However, the fact that multiple cars are connected to a station at the same time does not actually mean that they are charged at the same time. In the worst-case scenario, this would cause the fuses to trip, explains Wagner. “Instead, we have developed a self-teaching algorithm that can charge vehicles based on their needs and based on the user’s daily journeys.”