Franklin Energy has revealed details of its official partnership with EVBox, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software.
North West-based Franklin Energy has grown rapidly to become one of the country’s leading electric vehicle charging technology companies. This partnership represents a major step forward for the firm in the provision of pioneering and innovative technology for the thriving EV market.
Franklin will specify EVBox charging technology and software at major commercial contracts across the UK. The firm is also the first UK operator to offer EVBox chargers on a public network under the Charge&Drive software. Franklin Energy are set to install over 3,000 AC EVBox connectors on their public network by the end of 2021, becoming one of the largest public charging networks in the UK.
Robert Byrne, Managing Director of Franklin Energy commented: “EVBox are one of Europe’s leading charging providers and have operations globally. They provide smart charging on a mass scale and have an excellent reputation and approach to customer service, meaning we can now start to deliver EV charging at volume (as the market matures) without having to worry about lead times. This is incredibly important for our business as demand escalates and more and more people and businesses switch over to EV.
Collaborating with a global leader in an official capacity helps solidify our position within the marketplace and gives us the confidence to deliver more contracts on a broader scale.”
Ross McGuinness, EVBox’s UK & Ireland Business Development Manager added: “Following the integration of EVBox hardware with Franklin Energy’s charge point operating software, we are pleased to announce a new proposition to the electric car charging infrastructure. Franklin Energy are a growing charge point operator using the Fortum back end system. As EVBox’s chargers can now operate as a hardware partner, the market is open to new business opportunities.”
Franklin Energy continues to enjoy significant growth and has plans to double the size of its LiFe Network during the next four months.