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Q-Park signs EV charging deal with EB Charging 

Sustainable parking operator, QPark, has signed a new deal with EB Charging for an initial rollout of nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the UK and Ireland.

The addition of these chargers adds to Q-Park’s expansive network of city centre charging infrastructure in the country, numbering over 250 public electric vehicle charging points across its asset portfolio.

In addition to the public EV charging points, QPark have Mobility Hubs which include the provision of rapid fleet charging solutions, such as those in the QPark Park Lane Mobility Hub in London, recently nominated for a European Parking Award. These schemes reaffirm QPark‘s commitment to leading the way in its sector for the provision of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

St-Albans based EB Charging, which was recently acquired for $23.4 million by global EV charging infrastructure company, Blink Charging, is a leading owner and operator of EV charging infrastructure and sustainable energy technologies. EB works with local authorities and businesses to create the infrastructure the UK needs to meet the local and national net zero carbon and air quality targets and prepare for the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans.

As part of this agreement EB Charging will be responsible for the installation of the EV charging hardware and the management of the charging provision, including a 24/7 customer support service to QPark customers who park and charge.

QPark will invest over £3 million in the UK and Ireland on the rollout of initially over 600 electric vehicle charging points across their estate of parking facilities. Installations are due to commence in July 2022 and will include the modernisation of the existing charging infrastructure with the latest state-of-the-art hardware. On completion of this significant deployment programme, discussions will start on future phases with QPark eager to remain at the forefront of electric charging in the parking market.

Adam Bidder, Managing Director of QPark UK and Ireland commented:  “The world is changing and we’re happy to contribute with our portfolio and operations to the new environment we are in. We already lead the way on electric vehicle charging in the private parking sector, even so we undertook a lengthy consultation process to ensure that we found the correct strategic partner to add value to our existing parking and charging proposition.”

Alex Calnan, Managing Director of EB Charging added: “We are delighted to reach this historic agreement with QPark UK and Ireland. This ambitious project delivers substantial benefits to QPark‘s customers and accelerates the electric charging points as the demand for charging increases. Both EB Charging and Blink look forward to working closely with the team at QPark, and together, help clean the air that we breathe as we provide for more electric vehicles.”  

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