«We believe that humanity has made a choice in the direction of electric vehicles. The main obstacle for this process today is the lack of the necessary infrastructure, namely charging stations of various types. There is a clear dependence - one charging station gives birth to 2 to 5 electric vehicles on the roads. We want to be pioneers in building the infrastructure. We believe that in a few years we will all be able to see our result on the roads. - Director of the First national network of electric charging complexes "TOKA".
TOKA is a network of publicly available charging stations for electric vehicles, a project implemented by a private Ukrainian company for the development of electric vehicles in Ukraine.
The goal of our company is to make owning the EV as comfortable as gas cars.
As for today our company:
- produces ECC of two types (public and private)
- organizes a public ECC network, which is accessible to anyone
- performs a function of ECC operator
- We have created commercial and private charging complexes from scratch, which now consist of 50% of Ukrainian components.
- We have developed a cloud systems platform to control TOKA electrocharging complexes.
- We have installed more than 100 public ECC with charging power up to 170 electrovehicles simultaneously. Our ECCs are installed in Kyiv, Odessa and other regional centers of Ukraine.
- Mobile applications for Android and iOS were developed to make the usage of our network more comfortable for our clients.
«ТОКА» is a completely new product for the Ukrainian market. It is the first national network of electric stations in Ukraine. The main task for the company is to provide a convenient location of charging stations. For example, in shopping and entertainment centers, supermarket parking, shops, sports clubs, office centers and night parking. The explanation of the appearance of charging stations in such places is very simple: the electric vehicle owner comes to a popular shopping mall, a sports center, a supermarket, a hospital, a parking lot, connects the car to the charging station and goes about his business. The energy for a run of 1 km accumulates for an average of 1 minute at an accelerated charge. When the owner returns, the electric vehicle is already charged. Comfortable.
That is why we want to see leading shopping and entertainment centers, hotels, restaurants, office and residential complexes, gasoline station networks, cultural facilities, etc., among our partners in infrastructure placement.
Our company plans for 2019 are to bring the number of charging stations to 300, which will make the "TOKA" company the largest operator in the market of electric-charging stations in Ukraine.
Charging equipment provides the accumulation of electricity at a very high speed - 1 minute of charging on average is enough for 1 km of drive. Using electric stations of Ukrainian brand is very convenient and comfortable, and the charging process itself will not take much time.
In the near future, our clients will be able to travel freely from Kyiv to Odessa or Lviv by placing more efficient express charging stations on the route, which will allow to fully charge the battery in just 30 minutes. In addition, customers will independently be able to influence the geography of the network's development - a special questionnaire will soon be available on the site. Every potential user will be able to vote for a certain place of appearance of future charging stations.