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Q-Park charging network spans the Northern Powerhouse

By / 4 years ago / UK News / 1 Comment

Franklin Energy has now installed 22kW charging points at the north of England’s four largest cities, following a two-year partnership with Q-Park.

Franklin Energy Q-Park charger

Franklin Energy now has charging points spanning the Northern Powerhouse cities.

The Ensto-supplied use renewable energy and can offer three times the power output of most public charging points, which typically offer up to 7kW, and are located at city centre Q-Park sites in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.

Drivers can register for free at, with charging priced to be equivalent to an 80mpg car, the company said. Franklin Energy has 22kW chargers in place in Blackpool and York, and 50kW rapid charging points in Wilmslow, Congleton and Nantwich, with a view to rolling out a network across the region by forming partnerships with potential hosts.

Rob Byrne, founder of Franklin Energy, said: “This is a key milestone for Franklin Energy as we deploy the go to charging network across the Northern Powerhouse cities. Q Park is a prime location partner and from the analysing existing demand across the north west sites, we believe this roll-out to be very timely as plug in vehicle sales continue to accelerate.”

John Denton, head of sales and marketing at Q-Park UK, added: “We have been committed to focusing on our green agenda for many years so we’re delighted with this latest roll out. It was good to work with Franklin Energy on this latest roll out which gave us the opportunity to truly lead the market in offering EV charging in key city centres.”

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.