Polish startup Ekoen plans to build 100 EV charging hubs in Poland. Each of the hubs will be “a space to fully rechange both the vehicle as well as the driver,” featuring open-access fast charging, an EV driver lounge open 24/7, and a café serving local food.
“The e-mobility market is entering a new stage,” said Ekoen CEO Bartosz Kubik. “Users will no longer accept a lone charger in a dark car park that is too often out of order and has no facilities to satisfy the most basic needs. I know, because I am this user. And that is why we created Ekoen.”
Each charging hub will include multiple fast and ultra-fast charge points. Ekoen’s charging technology comes from electric bus charging specialist Ekoenergetyka. A prototype station has been in operation since 2020 in Zielona Góra, near Ekoenergetyka-Polska headquarters.
“When opening the first Ekoen charging hub in Zielona Góra at the beginning of 2020, we wanted to test a solution that would [put] the user of an electric car at the center. Our users loved it—just in 2020 we served almost 10,000 vehicles—and now we want to bring it to the biggest group of them possible,” said Kubik.
“Building one Ekoen station on a new plot of land will save up to one hundred [parking] spaces, as we do not block city car parks,” Kubik added. “We will always offer the fastest charging possible. With our modular design we will adapt to the charging capacities of vehicles, growing the charging speed as their capacities to accept higher power grow.”