Blink Charging announced on Tuesday that reached an agreement with Q-Park of $3.7 million, a leading parking infrastructure owner and operator in Europe, to deploy nearly 600 charging points across 80 sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The first installations will start in July and will include the modernization of the existing charging infrastructure with EB Charging’s state-of-the-art hardware, Blink Charging said.
Blink entered the United Kingdom in April when acquired EB Charging adding over 1,150 chargers, installed or committed for delivery, to Blink’s footprint and serves as an important accelerant in the Company’s global expansion. Blink is now present in more than 18 countries.
“We acquired EB Charging precisely because of its strong market presence and reach across Europe, alongside its innovative and complementary charging technology. With this agreement, we will increase the accessibility of charging ports across the UK, Ireland and beyond, including more than doubling Q-Park’s existing charging portfolio,” said Michael Farkas, founder and CEO of Blink. “We are excited to rapidly expand our presence in the UK and beyond, and continue to fuel Europe’s position as a leader in the transition to EVs.”
As part of this agreement, EB Charging will be responsible for the installation of the EV charging hardware and for the management of the charging provision, including a 24/7 customer support service to Q-Park EV customers.
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 570,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland, and Denmark.