Dutch charging infrastructure maker EV Box has announced that its 500 charging points will be installed in car parks across the UK. British Charging Station Operator Franklin Energy will supply these to parking operator Q-Park.
According to EV Box, 500 charging points are set to be installed in car parks in Great Britain by 2022. It says the move will “accelerate the transition to electromophilia in Great Britain, while at the same time revolutionizing the management of public parking space”.
The 500 charging points are said to be the “Businessline” model and the “Icon” AC charging station. Both offer charging capabilities of up to 22 kW. While the “Icon” is a charging station with a touch screen and fixed charging cables, the “Business Line” is a very low charging point without a display, usually mounted on a pole. However, the exact distribution of the two models is not clear from Evebox’s announcement.
This is not the first collaboration between Franklin Energy and Q-Park: Franklin has already installed 66 “businessline” charging points in Q-Park locations, the first of which was in 2016 in Liverpool. As Franklin Energy boss Robert Byrne points out, E.V. Drivers can get a 30 percent discount on the regular price with the Q-Park Charging Card.
“At Q-Park, we always strive to be at the forefront of technological advancement in our market and we are pleased to partner with Franklin Energy to bring the latest EV charging technology to new parking garages across the country,” said Chairman John Denton. Sales and marketing at Q-Park. “We are already planning our next phase of installations with Franklin Energy, including our first car parks in Scotland and Birmingham.”
Franklin Energy says it wants to expand its charging network to 5,000 charging points by 2025 – some of which will continue in collaboration with Q-Park. This has not been confirmed, but it looks like the EVbox charging points will be re-installed.