What's the big idea?
Our customers (businesses and municipalities) may not need many ev charging stations now, but as ev sales pick up they will. In which case they would have to hire a person or team to assess those needs. We save them those costly expenses by doing all the leg work for them and provide them with the most current data, the best best chargers installed at the guaranteed lowest prices. And it won’t cost them anything in addition to the chargers. We’ve negotiated contacts with the charging station manufacturers and receive a commission from them.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
Car charging group (CGI)
How are you different from that player?
We are minority owned (MBE), which allows our customers to take advantage of federal incentives for working with us and we utilize social and emerging media to ensure that our customers get region and national recognition as an environmentally conscious company.
How does this idea scale into a big business?
Pike research and others project that annual electric vehicle charging station sales will reach 2.4 million. Our goal is to capture at least 10% of that market for an average commission of $500, which equates to $120,000,000
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
I spent over ten years at Ford Motor Company as a prototype specialist of alternative vehicles. I am the product manager of Detroit Electric (an electric car company). I’ve spent the last few years training as an entrepreneur at Techtown and various other organizations
What is a $5,000 experiment you can do to move your idea forward?
Install a demo charger station in a highly and populated area (Downtown Detroit) and conduct surveys to confirm the growing need of ev chargers.