Berlin-based startup Wirelane receives the Red Dot Award for its specially developed charging station. The international design award Red Dot has been identifying the best products of each year since 1955. In 2019, designers and companies from 55 countries submitted more than 5,500 products to the competition.
Wirelane CEO Constantin Schwaab, 40, is pleased about the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019: “The award underscores our design aspirations and confirms that our technically revolutionary charging stations are convincing creatively.”
Since 2017, Wirelane has been jointly developing the award-winning W1 charging point the international design and innovation consultancy IDEO. “What a great job for our team with a customer like Wirelane to shape the mobility of the future together,” says Nicki Schäfer, Senior Designer IDEO.
Revolution in the e-mobility sector
Who is Wirelane and what does the startup based inBerlin, Munich and Saarbrücken do? “We are a full service provider in the field of electromobility and stand for a new generation of intelligent charging solutions,” said Schwaab about the company, which was founded in 2016. “In short, we make charging electric vehicles easy and available everywhere. So that electromobility works as smoothly as it should, “he adds.
In addition to the specially developed charging station, Wirelane also offers software and app solutions. Hardware, management tool and access media are optimally connected with each other. The product portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of customized products tailored to the needs and requirements of cities and communities as well as companies from different industries.
Software for charging point management
The Wirelane software gives a clear overview of the data and the use of own charging points: You can see how often, where and how long charging points are used and can flexibly adapt tariffs and offers.
App for charging point navigation and payment functionality
With the Wirelane app you always keep track of charge cycles, payments and billing.
Specially developed charging stations, consisting of two product groups:
W1 – awarded with the Red Dot Award for “Product Design 2019”.
Light & Charge – single and double steles, lantern and wall mounting
All products are approved in the European market and equipped with the standardized connector type 2 (EN 62196-2).
Wirelane is a full service provider in the field of electromobility. Currently active in five countries (Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland), Wirelane offers software and app solutions as well as specially developed charging stations.
Since 2016, a 25-person team around CEO Constantin Schwaab has been developing intelligent solutions for the mobility needs of tomorrow. Based in Munich, Berlin and Saarbrücken, the company works with clients from many industrial sectors, including major corporations such as VW, Vattenfall and Bouygues.
Also published on Medium.