We are an experienced team of specialists and entrepreneurs in the fields of software and electronics with a passion for hurrying along the transition to a fossil-free society.
We’re convinced that our super-smart charging technology is the answer to the large-scale EV charging the world has been looking for and we’re all charged up and determined to make it so. We’re already biggest in Sweden when it comes to large-scale charging. But that’s not enough. More EV charging outlets are needed from north to south.
Every day we give our all to make the world a cleaner, better place while trying to maintain our start-up approach with speedy decision paths, rock ‘n’ roll and a belief that nothing is impossible.
Our patent-pending charging technology is as simple as it is ingenious.
Several vehicles share a central charging unit. A single charging socket is the only thing located at each parking space.
The expensive and sensitive electrical components are protected in a robust charging cabinet. This means reliable operation and great durability.
We have developed our own software and optimisation algorithm that makes sure all connected EVs get the right charge.
Our innovative charging technology makes much better use of available charging capacity. This eliminates the need to install expensive charging boxes in every parking space.
How a long wait was the genesis of charging without waiting.
In 2014, serial entrepreneur and electrical engineer Kristian Sandahl bought his first rechargeable EV.
In 2015, Kristian’s curiosity about reducing his charging costs at home led him to apply for a patent on an electricity sub-meter that could reduce the total cost of power in a property by up to 25%.
When he later had to queue to charge his EV in a major public car park that only had three charging boxes, all of which were occupied, he realised that there must be a smarter way to charge multiple vehicles without installing expensive charging boxes in every parking space. With his excellent knowledge of charging times, Kristian also realised that most EVs were parked for much longer than it took to charge them fully. From these two insights, the idea was conceived to let multiple parking bays share charging capacity.
In 2016, Kristian, together with electrician and entrepreneur Henrik Nilsson, began the patent registration process for his revolutionary charging technology.
ChargeNode Europe AB was registered in 2018.
In 2019, the first prototype ChargeNode charging system was installed at Varberg Energi, and IT entrepreneur Niklas Berg joined them to prepare commercialisation.
In 2020, ChargeNode launched its charger technology, and we have hitherto installed more than 3,500 charging sockets with property owners, housing associations, hotels and golf clubs all over Sweden.
In 2021, Formica Capital AB invested SEK 115 million in ChargeNode to accelerate Swedish and international expansion. Formica is a Swedish investment company with a long-term ownership strategy. Owned by the Olsson Eriksson family, it is part of the Stena family. Formica Capital creates value growth by being an active owner of companies that drive the transition to a sustainable society.
In 2022, ChargeNode acquired Opigo to become one of the country’s biggest charging operators with more than 12,000 charging points. With Opigo, ChargeNode is now a nationwide end-to-end charging partner, also with a presence in Norway. It is able to tailor large-scale charging solutions to meet the different needs of customers.