ParkPod Integrates Charging Infrastructure for Cambio, Leading European Car Sharing Company

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Cambio, car sharing leader in Europe, selects ParkPod for charging stations and integration with its fleet management system. Cambio deployed the first electric vehicles in its fleet last week.

ParkPod charging stations at cambio location in Hamburg.

We chose ParkPod as Electric Vehicle Infrastructure partner because of their commitment to develop the optimal customer oriented experience.

Cambio, a leader in Europe’s rapidly growing car sharing sector, deployed the first Electric Vehicles in its fleet on March 1st, starting in Hamburg. ParkPod, based in San Francisco and Karlsruhe, Germany, will be delivering charging stations as well as the integration with cambio’s fleet management system. Greenpeace Energy will be the renewable energy provider.

ParkPod’s stations will enable cambio’s fleet management system with critical real-time information, including the exact time a car begins charging, the status of the charge and if the charge has completed. The combination of this information and the distance requirements indicated by cambio customers will allow the fleet management system to optimally allocate vehicles for customer use. In addition, the user-friendly design will make operation of the charging stations convenient and easy for cambio’s customers.

“We chose ParkPod as Electric Vehicle Infrastructure partner because of their commitment to develop the optimal customer oriented experience,” said Joachim Schwartz, cambio’s CEO. “Now we have the first charging station that, if necessary, you can even operate while dressed for a dinner party. The cable never touches the ground and the chargers, unlike others in the market, are very attractive.”

This first phase of cambio’s Electric Vehicle rollout, which includes seven parking spots with ParkPod charging stations, takes place after an extensive pilot program, involving more than one hundred cambio customers.

ParkPod’s CEO and co-founder Rainer Genschel is excited about the partnership and underscored both companies’ emphasis of customer needs. “Cambio’s leadership in European car sharing results from its strong focus on customer experience. They were able to articulate the exact specifications of their Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure, which enabled us to develop a great solution for the car sharing market. We’re looking forward to continually improving this customer-oriented solution in close cooperation with our partners.”

ParkPod, LLC, with headquarters in San Francisco, CA and Karlsruhe, Germany is an innovative provider of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (EVI) solutions to businesses in the car sharing, rental car, parking and hospitality industries. ParkPod combines California design and German engineering for optimal user ergonomics and low cost of operation. The company’s objective is to help customers unlock true business value from electric vehicles by seamlessly integrating EVI solutions into their core business processes, driving customer loyalty, smooth operation and EVI profitability.

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