FreeWire installs first ultra-fast Boost Chargers™ in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain, hires a European sales team and announces the opening of a European headquarters including a sales and demo center
NEWARK, Calif., April 6, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- FreeWire Technologies, the leading provider of battery-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and power management solutions, today announced the company's continued international expansion with the official ribbon cutting of FreeWire's European headquarters on April 19, 2023. This location includes a sales and demo center and will serve as the hub for the company's European operations.
FreeWire's European headquarters will be located in Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, and will house the European team, which will continue to grow throughout 2023. The office space allows our European operations to grow with demand. FreeWire plans to target the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland and the Benelux region, along with Spain and Italy, in 2023 before expanding into other markets.
"Our expansion into Europe is a milestone that FreeWire has reached after a year of tremendous growth. We have increased our workforce by 70% and deployed Boost Chargers in five new countries in the last 12 months alone," said James Jean-Louis, Director European Sales on FreeWire. "FreeWire is well positioned to take advantage of the growing European market. We see a great opportunity to offer a reliable, flexible and cost-effective infrastructure that can be rapidly deployed to support the rapidly increasing demand for ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles in Europe."
FreeWire has already deployed Boost chargers in the European region in partnership with bp. In mid-February, FreeWire began its partnership with Bauwelinck, a regional car dealer. The association's first ultra-fast charger with integrated battery has been installed at a dealership in Antwerp and will be open to the public in the coming weeks.
"The installation of the Boost Charger itself was surprisingly simple and fast," explained Johan Bauwelinck, CEO of Bauwelinck. "In addition to the much shorter delivery time, the local power company particularly appreciated the continuous low power consumption."
FreeWire began its partnership with AVIA in the Netherlands earlier this month. The first display will be installed at the AVIA Marees gas station in Wieringerwerf. In addition to FreeWire's partnership with AVIA and Bauwelinck, the company has also entered into a partnership with Otamar, a regional fuel station operator. The first installation was recently implemented in the Galicia region of Spain. The charger is located in a public service station in Vigo and is located along a major highway that connects Spain with Portugal.
"We are excited about this new commercial alliance with FreeWire, deploying for the first time in Spain and from a strategic location on the border with Portugal, a unique ultra-fast charging service that we have never seen before," said Angel Maria Otamendi Busto, CEO of Otamar. "It's versatile and highly scalable, which supports our expansion possibilities."
FreeWire recently added two employees to the European sales team led by European Sales Director, James Jean-Louis. Olga Wieczerzycka works as Regional Sales Manager for Spain and Italy, bringing WallBox and EO Charging experience. Martin Walters recently joined the team as UK & Ireland Business Development Director, bringing experience from Tata Motors.
For more information on FreeWire, visit the official website here.
About FreeWire Technologies
FreeWire Technologies was founded in 2014 and is an industry leader in ultra-fast electric vehicle charging and power management solutions that solve grid infrastructure constraints and support the global transition to electric vehicles. Boost Chargers™ FreeWire Network with Integrated Battery transforms the way power is delivered and bridges the gap between legacy infrastructure and tomorrow's technology. FreeWire products are used by Fortune 100 companies, commercial and utility customers, fleets, retail stores and service stations in North America and Europe. For more information, visit https://freewiretech.com.
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