New partnerships between Siemens and Blink Charging, Be.EV and evyve will result in the fast-track installation of more than 10,000 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across the UK in the next four years.
Charge point operators (CPOs) are currently faced with delays caused by capacity constraints of energy firms who are often the suppliers of the metering equipment.
Meters represent a critical part of each charge point, delivering power to the units and recording electricity usage for accurate billing, reporting and recharging by the CPO.
Siemens will deliver metering and commissioning services for every new charging point at the CPO’s sites, services will include data services, electricity meter financing, installation, maintenance and fault resolution.
Blink Charging and evyve are both Zapmap dynamic data partners, meaning that users of the Zapmap app and web app are able to view the live status and availability of both charging network’s charge points. evyve is also the tenth network to go live on cross-network solution Zap-Pay.
Mark Amor, Commercial Director UK&I at Blink Charging, said they had received “excellent support” from Siemens, enabling the CPO to accelerate the commissioning process and deliver the service clients and drivers expect.
The new agreements follow an initial metering deal Siemens signed with Osprey in January 2023.
Asif Ghafoor, Be.EV CEO added that the work with Siemens is “a volume-based deal which will result in the first wave of 1,000 new chargers by 2024”.