POINT.ONE: a fully sustainable solar charging station, enthusing people for emobility due to its unique design and future proof approach.
- ECO12 Award category: Startup
- Company name: EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG
- Country of origin: Germany
- Company address: Car-Zeiss-Str. 12, 73079 Suessen, Germany
- Founding year: 2011
- Company status: private company
- Website: www.eight.eu
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/EIGHT.eMobility
- Contact person: Christoph Roessner, CEO, Eight, firstname.lastname@example.org
- CEO: Christoph Roessner (Photo)
EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2011 by Thomas Prinzing, CEO of machine construction company Kurt Prinzing GmbH & Co. KG, and Christoph B. Roessner, a marketing expert and emobility enthusiast. Both share the vision to wow people all over the world for emobility by creating fully sustainable solar charging stations that summarize all positive features of emobility and help electric vehicles to become an element of urban lifestyle. Therefore, the founders decided to join forces by creating a new brand and an intelligent platform which elaborates individually designed products due to its digital workflow chain and its cutting-edge production method. To ensure the products will meet all needs, EIGHT benefits of Kurt Prinzing’s manufacturing experience and the skills of two more experts: The internationally recognised architecture and design studio LAVA and the consultants for the digital production of complex designs from designtoproduction. The sustainable solar charging stations target businesses and public organisations that want to make their passion for sustainable emobility visible. Currently, EIGHT approaches the European and US-American market but will be available in more countries soon.
Smart Green Product
The solar charging station POINT.ONE enables sustainable and emission-free emobilty which enthuses people. It is based upon a holistic approach that combines design, manufacturing and process intelligence with recycling-efficient materials and intuitive user interfaces. In its current design POINT.ONE delivers clean electricity for 40.000 km per year. Its technology gets presented with a contemporary design which allows organizations to show their commitment to a sustainable future. The unique production process keeps materials and energy consumption to a minimum and facilitates individual solutions that correspond with the corporate design and brand language of any customer and the layout of any environment. Organizations that deploy POINT.ONE benefit from increasing customer and employee ́ loyalty because of the visible commitment to sustainability, better parking spaces and the opportunity of having vehicles charged in a convenient way. Its future-orientated design and its long-term sustainable planning deliver cost-effective profitability. The weather protection means that parked cars need to put less energy into heating and cooling which makes the battery last longer. This concept turns POINT.ONE into a positive solution and symbol for a new and emission-free emobility similar to the symbolic character of the first petrol stations which were prerequisites for the birth of private motorized transport.
- Funding: confidential
- Investors: founders
- Employees: confidential
- Revenues: confidential
- Customers: confidential
- Partnerships: Laboratory for Visonary Architecture (LAVA), designtoproduction and Kurt Prinzing
- Awards: “Vision – Elektromobile Stadt der Zukunft” (initiated by the Frauenhofer IAO and sponsored by the Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the NOW GmbH)