VIENNA, Va., June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Urgently, the leading smart mobility assistance platform, today announced it is partnering with SparkCharge to bring on-demand electric vehicle charging to the roadside and mobility assistance programs it powers for global brands in automotive, insurance, telematics and new technology transportation industries.
The partnership combines the Roadie by SparkCharge® portable, modular, ultra-fast, EV charging system with Urgently's Smart Mobility Assistance™ platform, marking an important step toward increasing the accessibility and reach of electrification infrastructure.
"Mobile EV charging is among the innovative and vital services Urgently has identified to support our partners' EV strategies and enhance the ownership experience for their customers," said Chris Spanos, CEO and co-founder of Urgently. "We are excited to partner with SparkCharge to provide EV owners an enhanced sense of security that they will not be stranded without access to reliable on-demand charging assistance."
"We want to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles on a global scale to create a cleaner, healthier, safer, and more sustainable world," said Josh Aviv, CEO, SparkCharge. "We are excited to welcome Urgently into our network and partner with them to deliver smart mobility assistance with on-demand charging."
Preparing for a Surge in EVs
Global EV sales grew 41% in 2020, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA expects this growth to continue, forecasting the number of EVs around the world to increase from about 10 million today to 145 million in 2030. Indeed, in its newly released white paper, The Upshift to Smart Mobility Assistance, Urgently cites electrification among the key factors influencing car ownership and driving trends.
With the anticipated surge in EV sales, along with increasingly aggressive electrification plans by governments, Urgently sees on-demand EV charging as an essential element of smart mobility assistance. The partnership with SparkCharge aligns with Urgently's smart mobility assistance strategy, and supports its network of roadside service professionals, many of whom are eager to expand their capabilities for servicing electric vehicles.
"We anticipate EV assistance calls will become a significant percentage of our business in the years ahead, so it's imperative that our service capabilities keep pace," said R. Blair Gentry, President of Blair's Towing & Recovery, in Northern Virginia, and member of Urgently's service provider network currently piloting the SparkCharge system. "We are truly excited to work with Urgently and SparkCharge to expand our service capabilities for our EV customers."
SparkCharge is focused on expanding EV adoption by pioneering mobile EV charging. We believe when you remove the when and where from EV charging you open the door to easy EV ownership and eliminate the time wasted at traditional, anchored charging stations. We have created a portable, ultra-fast EV charging system that can make any location a charging station. For more information visit SparkCharge.io or contact [email protected].
Urgently is the leading Smart Mobility Assistance™ Platform at the center of the expanding mobility and connected assistance ecosystem for consumers, automotive, logistics and technology companies. Urgently delivers help through a seamless, end-to-end digital platform, viewable by every stakeholder in real time. Its innovation and growth have placed Urgently at the forefront of the rapidly emerging connected assistance ecosystem and atop the lists of the world's most trusted business ranking organizations, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 (2020, 2019), Financial Times' The Americas' Fastest-Growing Companies (2021, 2020), the Inc. 5000 (2020, 2019), and Forbes' List of America's Best Startup Employers. Urgently is the choice of leading global brands trusted by millions of consumers across automotive, insurance, telematics and new technology transportation companies in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit geturgently.com or contact [email protected].
Eileen Pacheco, Urgently, 508-254-1440, [email protected]