Charge Enterprises aims to connect the new world of communications and transportation by powering micro-mobility infrastructures for electric scooters and many more. The CEO Andrew Fox will be sharing more details with us in this exclusive interview with TechBullion.
Please tell us your name and about yourself?
I’m Andrew Fox, a serial entrepreneur, I’ve had 3 businesses acquired and I am the founder and CEO of Charge Enterprises. I enjoy doing the work others shy away from.
Additionally, I am a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, co-founder of Young Jewish Professionals (YJP.org), an early-stage investor in 40+ companies including AllThingsGood, Nutrafol, Lime, Grow Generation, Thras.io, and Cobble.
What is Charge Enterprises?
Charge Enterprises Inc (Ticker: CRGE) is a portfolio of global businesses with the vision of connecting people everywhere with communications, infrastructure and transportation. Charge has operations in 19 countries and has over $500 million a year of revenue with three distinct divisions:
- Charge Communications. A strategy offering Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS) and Communication as a Platform Service (CPaaS), providing termination of both voice and data to Carriers and Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) globally for over 2 decades.
- Charge Infrastructure. A Strategy addressing last-mile micro-mobility by offering unique and problem-solving infrastructure solutions to cities globally.
- Charge Transport. A strategy of building out new delivery routes globally, adding electrification and autonomous capability to deliver 10’s of millions of parcels a day while constantly innovating and utilizing shared resources.
Our strategy is to do the unglamorous part of connecting your phone calls, delivering your packages, and powering micro-mobility.
What unique infrastructures and services do you provide at Charge Enterprises?
Within our portfolio of businesses is Charge Infrastructure, which is the micro-mobility Electric fueling station of the future. Cities are changing and being redesigned, we are at the pinnacle of this by building and installing infrastructure for mobility, building the largest global network of electric charging, storage and service stations. By bringing micro-mobility infrastructure to cities, we are protecting the integrity, access, and safety of sidewalks for all pedestrians.
What is the current global market size and level of demand for electric scooters?
The market size is huge and according to the latest reports it is expected to grow to $16.4 billion by 2025. The demand for electric scooters has really been exponential, there are now millions of electric scooters deployed around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen the demand increase further as people seek an alternative to enclosed public transit such as buses and trains.
Electric scooters are amazing, but the clutter endangers pedestrians, bikers and vehicles, how can this problem be solved?
Absolutely, electric scooters are fantastic way to move around a city however the clutter is a major issue and one that we are solving, everyone from local residents to city commuters prefer not to see piles of scooters on street corners or in the middle of sidewalk, blocking the way for pedestrians. Our unique charging and docking stations solve this problem while also lowering the charging costs for operators.
What kind of better education should be provided for traffic safety and road readiness?
Electric scooter providers educate users when starting a ride. However, the problem is that when a ride ends a user can park a scooter anywhere, there are no limits. Some scooters end up parked in some pretty crazy places when users are in a rush. But we can’t park cars like that, so there needs to be a system of organization and order. We provide a beautiful seamless solution to this problem.
What are the best ways to handle injuries, complaints and lawsuits from non-riders?
The ultimate solution to avoid injuries, complaints and potential lawsuits is to utilize an organization system such as our elegant charging docks. This will mean fewer angry residents and reduced sidewalk clutter.
What other solutions are you providing on micro-mobility in cities globally?
Charge has also created retrofitted shipping containers for charging up to 70 scooters at once. Scooters can be charged at any one time reducing the cost and size of warehouse space as these can be conveniently placed in city centers. Additionally, we have an exclusive partnership with REEF, a premier creator of last-block mobility and logistical hubs, to deploy these into their locations across the US.
Are there any currently available opportunities for investors and partners at Charge Enterprises?
Charge Enterprises is a public company listed as CRGE. We are always happy to partner with cities, private landlords and businesses so do get in touch with the team, we’d love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
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