Franklin Energy is set to revolutionize the public parking industry by partnering with Q-Park to install 500 EVBox charging ports at their UK parking spaces by 2022.
LONDON, March 9, 2021 – Franklin Energy will provide EVBox charging ports to Q-Park, one of the largest public parking operators in the world. The move will accelerate the transition to electric mobility in the UK while also revolutionizing the public parking industry.
Franklin Energy’s mission is to be at the forefront of the UK’s transition to electric mobility by providing a network of nationally owned and managed EV charging infrastructure to help the UK meet its stringent CO2 reduction targets and increase its energy security. The partnership with Q-Park will address the perceived lack of available charging spaces in the UK.
Franklin Energy has already installed 66 business charging ports (22 kW) across Q-Park sites. The aim is to deploy a total of 500 EVBox BusinessLine and Iqon charging ports at its UK sites by the end of 2022.
EVBox Group’s charging solutions will allow Franklin Energy and Q-Park to transform the public parking industry as the popularity of EVs and demand for charging ports continues to grow in the UK.
In 2016, Franklin Energy launched the LiFe charging network, the UK’s first privately funded charging network with publicly accessible charging ports, located in Liverpool city center’s Q-Park. From there, the network expanded to Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, York, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Belfast. Franklin Energy’s LiFe charging network can be accessed with their app and RFID cards, allowing drivers to search for charging stations and pay for charging sessions.
EVBox Group’s charging solutions will be instrumental to the rapid growth of Franklin Energy’s LiFe charging network. The adaptable and customizable charging solutions will easily integrate with LiFe’s backend to ensure consistent uptime across the network.
The scalability of EVBox Group’s charging solutions will enable the innovative partnership of Franklin Energy and Q-Park to continue revolutionizing the public charging industry in the UK and usher in a new era of electric mobility.
At Q-Park, we’re always eager to be at the forefront of technological advances in our market and are delighted to work with Franklin Energy to bring the very latest EV charging technology to new car parks across the country. We have already identified our next phase of installations with Franklin Energy, which will include our first car parks in Scotland and Birmingham. We’re excited to keep this project moving forward to cement our place as the car park operator of choice for EV drivers.John Denton (Head of Sales and Marketing at Q-Park)
Q-Park was the first car park operator to roll out a national network of EV charging ports in the UK and have now introduced EV charging season tickets offering up to 30 percent discounts to EV drivers. We have developed a fantastic relationship with Q-Park and are excited to roll out the second part of the program that will undoubtedly put Q-Park on the map as an EV pioneer.Robert Byrne (Managing Director at Franklin Energy)
We’ve worked with Franklin Energy in the past to identify new charging solutions for their customers. I’m delighted that EVBox Group was chosen for the Q-Park project and can provide Franklin Energy’s customers with customizable charging solutions. I’m looking forward to the planned installations over the next two years to accelerate electric mobility in the UK and provide EV drivers of the future with the required public EV charging infrastructure.Jonathan Goose (Regional Director UK & Ireland at EVBox Group)
Franklin Energy is a leading electric vehicle charge point operator based in Liverpool and provides charge points to both private and public sector customers. The company operates the LiFe network, which Franklin Energy plans to expand to include 5,000 public charge ports by the end of 2025.
Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in West Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model. Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 547,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.