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EcoG, an international technology company that allows businesses to develop interoperable level 3 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) rapidly, is opening its US headquarters in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. EcoG has been supported with a $1.5-million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

EcoG is a German EV infrastructure company co-founded by Siemens alums Dr Joerg Heuer (CEO) and Dr Johannes Hund (CTO). EcoG was born out of the Techstars Mobility Accelerator in Detroit in 2017 and now returns to the historic Book Depository Building adjacent to Ford’s Michigan Central Innovation District to support its expansion in the US.

EcoG expects its US operations to generate private investments of $14.4 million and create 45 high-wage jobs for the local economy.

Developing hardware and software solutions for interoperable EV charging stations, EcoG works with the likes of technology giant Siemens and ecosystem charging partners, including i-charging, to catalyze the rollout of EV fast-charging infrastructure.

EcoG has collaborated with more than 60 partners globally, including the Big Three, and its charging stations represented a 15% market share in the European Union at the end of 2022, only three years since market entry.

The city of Detroit has offered assistance with talent recruitment and training support through Detroit at Work, a Michigan Works! Agency.

With its reference designs and charge controllers, EcoG specializes in enabling large manufacturers to get products to market quickly and easily. With its charging technology, EcoG is already the market leader in Europe with more than 15% market share, growing four times faster than the market last year. It has also been supporting the Indian market for two years.

Clients include industry giant Siemens and one of the world’s largest service station equipment suppliers. It secured a €6-million investment in 2023 to accelerate the expansion in the US and a further $1.5-million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to open its US headquarters in Detroit.


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