GO TO-U, a trailblazing operating system for intelligent management and utilization of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, is excited to announce the commencement of a strategic collaboration with "Epicentr K," one of the largest networks of shopping centers in Ukraine. This strategic partnership unites two forward-looking companies, each aiming to elevate Ukraine's charging infrastructure market to a new level and ensure seamless EV charging experience for as many Ukrainian drivers (owners) of electric vehicles as possible.
Currently, Epicentr K boasts 78 shopping centers across the country, attracting 63 million shoppers annually. Each shopping center has a car park, which is planned to be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations. In 2023, Epicentr K K began creating its own charging hubs, each capable of charging up to 10 electric vehicles. Considering the potential of the "Epicentr K" network, which offers everything from food to building materials, providing quality, seamless charging for visitors becomes even more significant.
The charging stations are located in the customer parking opposite the "Epicentr K" shopping center – a unique solution that allows our customers not only to get safe and fast charging for their cars, but also to shop and enjoy delicious cuisine at our food court, all while saving time. This comprehensive approach creates a unique experience for our visitors, combining the convenience of shopping with the health of our planet, as noted by the "Epicentr K" company.
The collaboration between companies involves integrating GO TO-U's software solutions with the charging stations installed at Epicentr K's parking lots. This implies that, thanks to unique reservation technology, electric vehicle owners can reserve connectors in advance, efficiently planning their time and avoiding queues.
Moreover, EV drivers get the most convenient payment method for their charging session: either through a personal wallet in the GO TO-U app or directly via a credit card using Apple Pay or Google Pay. In both cases, payment is made in just a few clicks within minutes.
An additional advantage is the constant customer support. If a user encounters any questions or difficulties during charging, they can always use the technical support services of GO TO-U, which operates 24/7.
Both companies look forward to strengthening their cooperation to make EV charging even simpler, more comfortable, and more confident for every driver. Epicentr K promises not only to expand its network with new locations but also to provide high-power charging stations that will make the charging process faster and more convenient for every driver. In turn, GO TO-U is also not resting on its laurels. Soon, app users will be able to appreciate new features that will further simplify and diversify their electric vehicle charging experience.
Together, Epicentr K and GO TO-U are making a significant step in the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles. This partnership helps make electric vehicles more convenient and practical for everyone. Both companies support innovation and sustainability and open up new possibilities in Ukraine's electromobility.
About GO TO-U
GO TO-U was founded in 2017 to accelerate transport decarbonization by making the experience of driving and charging electric vehicles simpler, more comfortable, and more accessible. At GO TO-U we put users at the center of GO TO-U software solutions for EV charging management and operations so we can create a seamless experience for both charge point operators and drivers.