Ekoenergetyka has delivered 150 chargers to the Powerdot network as the European producer of high-power electric vehicle infrastructure continues its expansion into the market for Charge Point Operators (CPOs) across the continent.
Powerdot follows a Destination Charging business model, setting up partnerships with businesses including supermarkets, shopping centers, hotels and restaurants. The Portugal-based CPO offers more than 3,500 charging points in its home country, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain. Ekoenergetyka, which manufactures its charging stations in Zielona Góra, Poland, close to the German border, signed a contract this year to supply the Powerdot network.
Ekoenergetyka is making a push into the market to supply CPOs, which service individual drivers, bulking up its offering of standardized solutions after building its business with customized infrastructure for public transit operators in cities such as Berlin and Paris.
“Thanks to our partnership with Powerdot, even more European drivers will get to know the convenience and reliability of Ekoenergetyka charging stations,” said Ekoenergetyka CEO and Co-Founder Bartosz Kubik. “This is further confirmation of our strategy to focus on expanding our footprint in the CPO market.”
In addition to sales directly to CPOs, Ekoenergetyka is broadening and deepening its pan-European sales network to deliver equipment for charging point operators and provide post-sales service, announcing major distribution agreements for Germany, the UK and the Nordics over the past three months.
“We have found at Ekoenergetyka a reliable partner for the deployment of our charging infrastructure across Europe,” said João Seabra, Head of Central Operations at Powerdot. “We share a quality-oriented approach and look forward to continuing working with Ekoenergetyka to accelerate sustainable mobility.”
Ekoenergetyka will provide round-the-clock remote monitoring and repair services for the charging stations from its headquarters in Zielona Góra, western Poland. The company’s advanced systems allow it to address almost 60% of malfunction reports remotely.
Established in 2009, Ekoenergetyka grew out of an academic research project by Kubik and co-founder Maciej Wojeński. The company now employs more than 1,000 people and supplies 20% of Europe’s charging stations for municipal buses. Ekoenergetyka’s expansion drive is backed by Enterprise Investors, a leading Central European private equity fund, which took a significant minority stake last year. The fund has announced plans to invest more than €45 million in e-mobility projects.