Design Project 2 | Team Deck

Journal Entry For
Project 2 - Sharing

Drafted by @Satyan Chandra

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PowerPoint “Thought” Flow:

  1. What’s the problem? @Satyan Chandra
    1. ~40% of emissions from transport only
    2. Off that 40%, 60%+ are from cars and small road vehicles
    3. Electrification offers much lower emission way for road transport
    4. But despite after 13 years of mainstream EVs, EVs are only 2% of all global vehicle market share. Slow adoption at a macro-world level.
  2. Why is EV adoption slow? @Satyan Chandra
    1. Some reasons - cost, awareness, charging infrastructure, prejudiced biases
    2. But one big reason is ‘charge waiting times are too long’
    3. 70%+ of surveyed auto-owners say that ‘wait times are a big hiccup for them’
      1. **Link to source
    4. We at EVHub want to solve this, and make ‘waiting for charging’ a useful, productive venture. We want to remove this concern, and hasten EV adoption, knowing that even 10 yrs from now, we don’t expect charge times to drastically reduce below 15-20 mins.
  3. How do we plan to hasten EV adoption? @Karim Mallak
    1. With EVHub - the world’s first 90%+ recycled, net zero emission, fully solar powered, and off-the-grid, community pod that’s deployed at all charging stations
    2. EVHub features a snackroom, restrooms, a yoga room, a gym, a children and pet’s play area, ;lounging facilities and an entertainment center to let you be you while your EV charges.
    3. Be it SF to LA, Chicago to Detroit or Atlanta to Miami, you can get to where you need to go AND be ultra productive - hangout with family playing ping pong, get your daily gym done, or stretch and do some yoga
    4. Each EVHub is customized to the specific region or state or area it’s in, and themed accordingly to celebrate the local culture, food, tradition or its people.
  4. How does EVHub work? @Izzy Jones
    1. EVHub pods are 90% recycled wood, 90% recycled plastic, operate off of solar panels (roof-mounted) and a small battery pack, and are completely off the grid
    2. HVAC is achieved through monopolizing on pressure differences induced by a pseudo-low pressure zone along the roof air-duct.
    3. EVHub is built in 3 subassemblies and finally assembled on-site with active telemetry and diagnostic tracking. In case any feature malfunctions, our control team is made aware and support will be right out (or the system fixed over-the-air)
    4. Simply plug your car into your chosen charging station (Tesla or EVgo or Chargepoint), walk over to the pod, scan your QR code associated with your account and you’re in.
  5. At end of life, these pods can be repurposed and refurbished as off-the-grid homes, storage pods, or be recycled and refurbished into new pods
  6. What’s the revenue stream? @Peerapat Nakornchai
    1. EVHub gathers revenue in two ways.
    2. One, through the user - either through a subscription service model, through the charging infrastructure company, or through the EV carmaker. It’s seamless. Plug-in, charge, and “hubout”.
    3. We also get revenue through marketing - the rooftop, select hub walls inside and outside are, and some outdoor areas are great high visibility spots for ad campaigns
  7. Think of EVHub as the airport lounge as you wait for your flight - if the pod is great, utilitarian, aesthetically pleasing and physically and mentally relaxing you wouldn’t mind charging.
  8. Next Steps
    1. Areas we need more info
    2. More surveying
    3. Assumptions that we’ve made that we’d have to sort out
  9. Q&A?