Franklin Energy has been appointed to install new charging points across 21 sites for leading national car park operators, Q-Park, under phase two of a UK wide roll-out plus new sites in Dublin, Ireland.
Franklin Energy partnered with Q-Park during phase One and has reaffirmed the relationship for the larger phase two follow on with this latest announcement.
Sites across the UK and Ireland, will benefit from new installs whilst sites experiencing high demand will be fitted with additional chargers. The wall mounted EVBox Businessline unit has been specified providing 22kW of power enabling charging times between 2-6 hours.
Robert Byrne, Managing Director of Franklin Energy commented: “Phase one of the EV charging point roll out allowed Q-Park to access and monitor the EV charge demand, identify geographical hotspots and react accordingly. From this, they have been able to collect necessary data which has formed the basis of the phase two rollout which will begin in July through to September when all chargers will be fully in place.”
Rob added: “Q Park was the first car park operator to roll-out a national network of EV charging points in the UK and have now introduced EV charging season tickets offering up to 30% discounts to EV drivers. We have developed a fantastic relationship with Q-Park and are excited to roll out the second part of the programme that will undoubtedly put Q-Park on the map as an EV pioneer.”
John Denton, Head of Sales and Marketing commented “At Q-Park we are always eager to be at the very forefront of technological advances in our market. We were delighted to work with Franklin Energy to bring the very latest electric vehicle 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 along with Birmingham. We are excited to keep this project moving forward to cement our place as the car park operator of choice for electric motorists.”
There are around 250,000 plug in vehicles registered in the UK. The UK has targets of 1.5 million plug in vehicles by the end of 2022. Car manufacturers are predicting that one in four vehicles sold in 2025 will be pure electric vehicles, equating to around 600,000 new electric vehicles sold each year. By 2030, most car manufacturers envisage every new vehicle sold being a plug-in hybrid vehicle and the UK government is planning to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars beyond the year 2040.
Users looking to access the chargers should download the Franklin Energy ‘LiFe EV app’ at the app store here.