Electrify Urban Mobility

Electrify Urban Mobility

Completion Time: more-than-1-year

Industry Sector: Transportation, logistics and storage

Project Type: Commercial

To accelerate the electrification of mobility and transportation services in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Create solutions for home and commercial areas, build local and national infrastructure to help the transition from fossilf...

To accelerate the electrification of mobility and transportation services in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Create solutions for home and commercial areas, build local and national infrastructure to help the transition from fossilfuel to clean and sustainable electrical energy. 

There are currently limited to none public charging networks for electric cars and transportation vehicles in regions spanning from Turkey towards Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Electricity is both expensive and limited resource in these countries. Not only must the infrastructure for delivery of electricity to end-point be redundant, robust and failsafe, the maintenance needs to be made simple and the commercial solution needs to be elegant and sustainable.

Electrification of the automotive industry is happening at in increased pace in various parts of the world, and this will sooner than later arrive in these countries as well. The infrastructure in these markets are at very early stage. However, a basic infrastructure to help stimulate the growth towards sustainable electric transportation and increase the footprint of electric automotive industry is imperative.

A purpose-built infrastructure that enables mobility based on electrified transportation both between and for countries like Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan can potentially increase growth in various other sectors like energy, infrastructure, services, etc. This will also help alleviate problems that arise from air-pollution and unclean energy resources, remove dependencies on oil and gas and create demand for cleaner energy.

This contest looks for solutions that can be combined to deliver a solid and strong infrastructure and solution for delivery of energy to modern and urban automotive market and industry. The solution needs to be viable and competitive, providing easy-to-access and deliver various electric energy products to end-customers/users.

Stage 1: The solution must contain a way to deliver dedicated electric charging solution on-premise for homes and businesses, which includes services and support. The solution can be an integrated meter-based setup, where customer/businesses are charged based on usage.

Stage 2: The solution must contain a scalable design that meets requirements to deliver charging points for electric vehicles on major high-ways and roads, connecting regions and geographies. The solution must be cost-effective and easy to deploy in markets where electric energy already is a limited resource.

The solution must also contain a way to deal with transactions upon purchase of electric charging at each charging post/station, and it must be easy to use for all end-customers (business and private consumers).

Current and future buyers of electrical vehicles (cars, motorcycles, electric bikes, etc.)

Areas of interest are main infrastructure arteries of Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan

Ideas to solve business problems and corporate issues
Ideas to solve government problems and public-sector issues
Identifying targeted customers, user-need analysis, and right products & solutions
Pitching and presenting the idea to investors and other stakeholders
References and recommendations
Partnership and collaboration
Funding ventures through free of charge private grants, charity, funds & endowments
Funding projects through government funds to support innovation & entrepreneurial ventures
Supporting ventures through “Gifts in-kind” donations of free goods and services
By government and public-sector institutions
Large scale investment by businesses, crowdfunding, banks and VCs as “venture capital”
Sponsoring a sustained long-term project, program or initiative
Developing the product concept and key features
Developing a clear value proposition, business model and business plan for a sustainable venture
Idea testing (small-scale user test) and feasibility study (large-scale market study)
Protecting intellectual property rights (IPRs) such as patent, design, copyrights and trademark
Supply-chain and logistics (supplier, supply of goods and services)
Marketing
Coding, software, website, applications, and platform development
IT support and services incl. cloud architectures, infrastructure services, platform providers