Free Charging Network (FCN)

A digital out-of-home advertising network that helps to solve electric vehicle range anxiety and promotes sustainability.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Yes, I fulfill all the eligibility criteria

First Name

John

Last Name

Truckenbrod

Email

john.truckenbrod@tcenergygroup.com

Phone Number

3128062357

Gender

  • Man

What is the Name of Your Organization?

TC Energy Group LLC

What is The Mission of Your Organization?

Free Charging Network's mission is 10,000 Free EV charging stations in 5 years. Scale is realized via building a digital out-of-home advertising network that helps to solve electric vehicle range anxiety and promotes sustainability.

What is The Month and Year of The Founding of Your Venture?

2017

What is Your Organization's Website URL (optional)

https://www.freechargingnetwork.com

What is The First and Last Name of Your Organization's Representative for The Challenge?

John Truckenbrod

What is Their Organizational Role/Title?

Co-founder / CEO

Project Stage: Select the Description Below That Best Applies to Your Organization

  • Start-Up (first few activities have happened)

Please Select Your Organization's Focus Track (Select all That Apply)

  • Built Environment
  • Sustainable Economies
  • Public Health & Safety

Please Select Which of The Following Types of Innovations Best Characterize Your Work (Select all That Apply)

  • Product innovation (Introduction of a good or service or improvements made to existing products)
  • Process innovation (execution of a new or considerably improved production or delivery method)

Help Us Support Diversity! Which of the following categories do you identify with (Optional)?  

  • White (for example: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French)

Help Us Support Diversity! Do you identify as part of any of the following underrepresented communities (optional)?

  • No, I do not identify with an underrepresented community

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TCEnergyPitchDeck-sm.pdf

Free Charging Network (FCN) Free EV charging solution was created to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the US.

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These sorts of "freemium" solutions honestly sound dystopian. Your solution shifts power increasingly to corporations by giving them more access to brand visibility in public spaces. Basically, an electric billboard that dispenses energy. The 21st century version of a subway advertisement meets phone charging station. A neoliberal yuppie marketing idea. Worse, because it also supports surveillance and invades privacy.

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Team

We desperately need charging infrastructure if we want people to buy EV’s and quit driving gas powered cars. The cost of this infrustructure is high and even the auto makers are reluctant to invest in building it. The traditional EV chaging business model is to re-sell electricity, in some cases 10x its value to pay for the investment. FCN's solution is simple in that we suggest taking existing ad dollars and spend them on something that offers a chance at fighting climate change. I’d be interested in what you think a better solution might be? Your cell phone invades your privacy far greater then our ad sales proposal. Criticism is easy.