AUSTIN, 19 September 2023: Flash, a pioneer in cloud-based parking, reservations, and EV Charging solutions, unveiled its strategic partnership with Qmerit, a leading installer of EV chargers and electrification technologies in North America. This collaboration aims to bridge the gap in urban EV charging infrastructure by integrating former’s platform with Qmerit’s installation and maintenance network.
The result? Digitally integrated Level 2 and DC Fast charging systems will soon proliferate Flash’s extensive network of parking venues, including hotels, mixed-use developments, offices, and retail spaces, significantly expanding the availability and reliability of EV chargers across the United States.
Flash’s Vision for Urban Mobility
Dan Sharplin, Flash’s Chairman and CEO, emphasized the significance of this partnership, stating, “Unlocking EV charging in the urban core is critical as fleets and personal vehicles transition from gas to electric.” With a national network comprising over 16,000 parking sites, Flash is uniquely positioned to drive urban mobility transformation. This collaboration is part of company’s broader ecosystem partnerships, aiming to rapidly scale EV charging locations, streamline the driver experience through digital services, and ensure well-maintained hardware, ultimately providing peace of mind to EV users.
Enhancing Charger Availability and Reliability
Qmerit, renowned for its distributed workforce management model and extensive national network, will play a pivotal role in this partnership. They will install EV charging systems at various parking venues and provide ongoing maintenance, guaranteeing the reliability and functionality of the charging infrastructure. All Flash chargers adhere to the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) standard uptime per charging port, assuring a premium experience for Flash customers.
Addressing Consumer Concerns
Tracy K. Price, founder & CEO of Qmerit, highlighted a longstanding challenge in EV adoption: consumer concerns about charger accessibility and reliability. With the largest network of certified electricians and maintenance personnel in North America, Qmerit is well-equipped to swiftly respond to and efficiently resolve any issues related to charger functionality. This partnership aims to alleviate such concerns and make EV charging a seamless experience.
Simplified Access and Reservations
Qmerit will serve as Flash’s go-to source for installations and maintenance across multiple locations nationwide. Simultaneously, Flash’s innovative software will empower consumers to locate and reserve chargers with ease. This accessibility will be available through various partnership platforms, including Parkwhiz, Groupon, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and more, ensuring that EV users have convenient access to charging solutions.
Flash’s partnership with Qmerit marks a significant milestone in the evolution of EV charging infrastructure in the United States. With a focus on accessibility, reliability, and convenience, this collaboration promises to make EV charging an integral part of urban life. As fleets and personal vehicles increasingly transition to electric power, the combined strengths of Flash and Qmerit will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable transportation.