Share & Charge: the future of charging

The sharing economy goes charging: Share&Charge offers the first deployment of blockchain technology in the area of e-mobility. The Share&Charge app, now available as a free download, answers questions that both e-mobility enthusiasts and skeptics have been asking for a long time, such as "Where can I recharge my car while on the road?", "How do I pay?" and "Is it secure?"

Developed jointly with the e-mobility community, the app provides a central registration platform for electric car owners and charging station operators. How it works is simple: private charging stations can independently determine the charging method and the price of their electricity service; electric vehicle owners can search for the next charging station on an interactive map. Share&Charge offers all platform participants a transparent and secure payment system using blockchain. Share&Charge is is the first product from a soon-to-be-launched innogy Innovation Hub start-up called MotionWerk. It combines everything that e-mobilists have been wanting for a long time, while removing many remaining fears about e-mobility.

The Share&Charge-App is now available as a free download at Google Play and in the Apple Store.

"Share&Charge has a clear vision of the future of driving: it is electric, autonomous and follows the sharing concept. The entire automotive market structure and related energy industry is changing. Cars with combustion engines need a central service station – but thanks to e-mobility, such infrastructure monopolies will soon become history. They will be replaced by hundreds of plug-in sockets. With Share&Charge, we are pursuing clear goals. Within one year, we will not only become one of the top 5 infrastructure providers for charging stations in Germany, but also a competent specialist for charging in general and charging infrastructure in particular."

Dietrich Sümmermann, Co-Founder of Share&Charge

"By providing access to both private and public charging stations for electric vehicles, Share&Charge can reduce the fear of sudden and unexpected low batteries. The benefit for the owners of electric cars: They can easily reach the next charging station with a few clicks on our interactive Share&Charge map."

Laura Hofstedde, Lead Marketing & Communication, Share&Charge

The payment process is also completely transparent. The app lists all transactions, offers recharge options and the option to disburse credits. Before the charging starts, all costs are clearly displayed and both vendors and users can adjust rates according to their needs. Share&Charge starts with 1000 innogy EV charging pointsas the first B2B customer, making it the first company to introduce blockchain to physical assets across Germany. The next stage is for Share&Charge to integrate EV charging stations from other European partners as part of a longer term development roadmap. We call it: “This is a disruption Made in Europe."

Be part of the Share&Charge growth story: join us now!

The Share&Charge launch is only the beginning of an exciting journey. We need people like you to grow fast! To help us shape the future of mobility, we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Backend Developer Blockchain (m/f) and DevOps Lead Engineer (m/f), Product Manager e-mobility (m/f) and a CTO (m/f) for our rapidly growing team. Join our team as an entrepreneurial pioneer and take the chance to change the mobility world!

Update: August 2018

MotionWerk will transfer Share&Charge to foundation – read on about the newly-established Share&Charge Foundation, based in Switzerland.

Share&Charge will now be extended to the UK to further develop this vision. Read more about it in our blog.