How Plugzio is disrupting the electricity game and plugging into a global market.
In 2018, Mohammad Akhlaghi bought an electric vehicle. He started plugging his new car into a wall socket in the parkade. Everything was great until he got a bill from his landlord for months of electricity he’d been “siphoning off”.
That was his eureka moment. With the electric vehicle market opening up, Mohammad realized we needed a simple way to recoup the electricity cost consumed by electric vehicles in shared spaces, like condos and parking garages. And so Plugzio was born.
At first, Mohammad got to work 3D printing the plugs but he soon realized he’d need help scaling the business. So he turned to Alacrity for help. Alacrity gave him access to mentorship, early-stage investors and other support.
It wasn’t long before Plugzio was opening new markets in North America, India, Singapore and all over the Caribbean. The Energy Minister of Morocco said that Mohammad was democratizing electricity. It was another big moment in a story full of big moments.
“Our short term goal is to be the most scalable electric mobility charging solution in the world. Our mid-term goal is to allow people to control power at anything, including hotels. If you want to turn the air conditioning on, scan the code and pay for it”. Mohammad Akhlaghi, CEO Plugzio
Mohammad Akhlaghi shares his mission to democratize electricity with Sophie Campbell.
Mohammad Akhlaghi is the founder and CEO Plugzio. Mr Akhlaghi has received numerous awards during his professional career including being recognized as one of Top 30 Under 30 in BC Business and winning the most innovative startup of BC award.