Building the Largest Global Network of Charging and Parking Solutions for Micromobility
New York, NY - (NewMediaWire) - October 1, 2020 - GoIP Global Inc. (OTC PINK: GOIG) announced today the acquisition of GetCharged, Inc., a privately-held transportation company focused on building the largest global network of charging and parking stations for micromobility devices, electric scooters, and e-bikes.
Micromobility, defined as urban transport vehicles that are human-powered, electrically assisted, or electrically powered, has disrupted transportation. This relatively new form of transport is attracting a strong customer base at a rate more than double either car-sharing or ride-hailing, according to a recent study. There are currently Micromobility operators in over 150 cities, and there are over 1 million scooters deployed. Micromobility is modeled at a 2030 market potential of roughly $200 to $300 billion in the United States, $100 billion to $150 billion in Europe, and $30 billion to $50 billion in China. GetCharged's solutions are designed to benefit cities, scooter operators, riders, and non-riders alike by providing a safe infrastructure that brings order to the chaotic nature of scooters discarded on sidewalks, lowers operational costs, and offers consumers fully charged vehicles. GetCharged is poised to bring the Micromobility industry to profitability more quickly, making scooter use a welcome urban transport alternative and supporting users with dependable and searchable pickup locations.
"We believe the backing of GoIP's institutional investors, the adjacency of GoIP's recently announced acquisitions, our future acquisitions, and GetCharged's vast growth potential, driven by its talented team, presents tremendous upside opportunity for all of our stakeholders. Our entire board and institutional investors are excited to devote the capital necessary to rapidly grow GetCharged's footprint in this fast-growing on-demand ride-sharing movement. Also, we see this acquisition as consistent with our desire to increase shareholder value constantly as we see the GetCharged charging and parking stations opportunity as similar to other infrastructure plays, such as the cell tower business," stated Kenneth Orr, Chairman of GoIP.
"We are excited to join GoIP's team and appreciate their passion for supporting the growth and driving returns of GetCharged's last-mile urban opportunity. Cities worldwide are increasingly focusing on green, socially distanced solutions to traffic congestion, and the rising use of e-bikes and scooters has to date created additional logistical challenges. GetCharged's offering seamlessly addresses and services this rapid growth in e-scooter use while solving this emerging market's challenges. GetCharged has developed a series of infrastructure solutions that elegantly addresses e-scooter clutter and additionally offers tremendous operating cost savings for micromobility ride-sharing companies, paving the way for cities wishing to advance their use of scooters," said Andrew Fox, CEO of GetCharged, Inc.
Upon transaction close, Andrew Fox will be appointed Chief Executive Officer and President and join its board of directors. GoIP, as previously disclosed, is changing its name to TransWorld Holdings, Inc. The acquisition's purchase price of $17.5 million will be paid in convertible preferred shares at a fixed conversion of 60 million shares post-split. The transaction is expected to close before October 15, 2020, subject to customary closing deliverables.
About GetCharged, Inc.
Charge is a micromobility company dedicated to building the largest network of electric charging, storage, and service stations for e-bikes and e-scooters. The company's docking stations will be installed in privately-owned parking garages, lots, and spaces throughout major markets around the world, providing a convenient, safe, and cost-effective space to charge, store and service e-vehicles while reducing e-vehicle clutter on city streets and sidewalks. Charge has entered into numerous agreements with garage operators and property owners, securing a network of nearly 6,000 locations to install its docking stations. Charge also has a proprietary mobile application that interfaces with its docking stations and provide users with available locations as well as real-time e-vehicle availability of partnered rideshare platforms. For more information, please visit charge.us, and connect with the company on Twitter and LinkedIn
About GoIP Global/ TransWorld Holdings Inc.
GoIP is a holding company that connects consumers and business using transportation, infrastructure and technology. GoIP is in the process of changing its name to TransWorld Holdings, Inc. and has applied for a new symbol.
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