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EasyPark, Canada partners with ZipBy to provide its eco-friendly mobile parking app to parking lots across Vancouver, Canada

May 23, 2022

 

EasyPark, Canada partners with ZipBy to provide its eco-friendly mobile parking app to parking lots across Vancouver, Canada

 

 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — ZipBy, a global leader in parking technology today announced a partnership with EasyPark, Canada to launch a ticketless solution through the ZipBy mobile app to all EasyPark locations in the Greater Vancouver area.

The new app will allow drivers to book and pay for parking via their mobile devices eliminating the need to use cash or touch parking meters. Parkers can extend their parking session via the ZipBy app without having to return to the meter to top up. This saves the driver from rushing back to the parking meter or risk a parking fine. “It is also a safer solution for drivers” says Gary Bradley Director of operations for EasyPark, “we are always working towards creating a safe environment for our customers and paying for parking while still in your vehicle, or on the way to a meeting is better than waiting at a meter”.

The partnership between ZipBy and EasyPark is another step towards both companies’ commitment to sustainability and ensures that paper receipts and the wear and tear on parking equipment do not contribute to the waste in landfills.

EasyPark CEO Nigel Bullers says ‘The partnership with ZipBy offers huge benefits to drivers which include:

  1. A convenient way to pay and extend parking – you can leave cards and cash in your wallet and reduce the risk of carrying cash and credit cards, which can be lost or stolen. Parking can be extended anytime from anywhere.
  2. A secure way to pay – ZipBy uses encrypted secure payment to reduce the threat to your personal and financial data.
  3. Faster way to pay – Mobile app contactless payment and secure transactions are a breeze, easier and faster than swiping, inserting a card or waiting in line at a meter using cash.
  4. Always able to pay – Credit card added as your default payment option, you have all of your parking charges on one bill to manage your finances and it also means no more running out of cash or coin to pay for parking

All these benefits plus a substantial contribution to reducing our carbon footprint to reach our sustainability goals results in a positive impact to our environment.

About ZipBy:

ZipBy is the only parking technology globally that offers a combination of On Street, Off Street and Surface Lot parking, all in one mobile app. The ZipBy app becomes the parking meter. ZipBy is head quartered in Sydney, Australia with offices in North America.

About EasyPark:

Formed in 1947, EasyPark is dedicated to making parking easy. The company redesigns and reinvents parking services for clients such as public-sector organizations, including the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Park Board, and some of Vancouver’s largest property management companies, including Cadillac Fairview and Bentall Green Oak. For more information, please visit www.easypark.ca.

For Media Inquiries, please contact:

Ravinder Bains, Director Client Services
Tel: 604.717.7355
Email: ravinder@easypark.ca
Web: www.easypark.ca
Facebook: Facebook.com/easyparkvancouver | Twitter: @easyparkvan

EasyPark is now available in Slovakia

May 11, 2022

 

EasyPark is now available in Slovakia

 

 

The global tech company EasyPark Group which helps drivers to find and manage parking and charge their electric vehicle, is launching the award-winning EasyPark app in Slovakia. With coverage in more than 25 countries, EasyPark now makes it even easier for drivers to travel between Slovakia and neighboring countries in Europe.

EasyPark Group has during the last years expanded throughout Europe, UK, US and Australia and offers the widest coverage of parking and mobility apps in the world. Today the company announced that the EasyPark app is now launched in Slovakia, a country with over five million residents. Starting in Bratislava, the award-winning app will among standard functionalities such as starting and extending parking sessions also allow citizens of Bratislava to use parking permits for free or discounted parking.

– We keep increasing our geographic footprint globally and I am happy to announce that we now can offer EasyPark’s services to drivers and partners in Slovakia. A foundation for making cities more liveable is to make the mobility experience in the city as easy as possible, and we are proud to now be part of that journey in Bratislava, says Cameron Clayton, CEO of EasyPark Group.

EasyPark Group offers several parking features globally. Besides making it possible to start, extend and stop the parking session, drivers can also pay for electric vehicle charging, find streets with high parking availability and pre-book parking spaces. The EasyPark app is also adapted for in-car operating systems such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

EasyPark also offers software solutions to support cities and parking operators with insights to improve city planning. An optimized parking ecosystem means for example shorter search time for an available parking spot, which has a positive impact on the driving experience and the environment in the city.

– As we are taking the step into Slovakia and start offering our services to both drivers and parking providers, it will be significantly easier for people in and outside the country to travel and visit Slovakia, says Patrik Piscak, Country Director for EasyPark Slovakia.

EasyPark Group has a market coverage with a presence in more than 3,200 cities globally. The EasyPark Group’s apps are available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, US, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Montenegro, Lichtenstein, and Hungary.

Johan Birgersson steps down and Cameron Clayton takes over as CEO of EasyPark Group

March 25, 2022

 

Johan Birgersson steps down and Cameron Clayton takes over as CEO of EasyPark Group

 

 

 

After many growth stages and 14 successful years as CEO of EasyPark Group, Johan Birgersson has decided to step down from his position to enable a leadership transition ahead of the company’s next phase. Cameron Clayton, previously CEO of “The Weather Company”, will take over the role as CEO of EasyPark Group as of April 19, 2022. Johan Birgersson will continue as a Senior Advisor to Cameron Clayton and to the Board of Directors.

 

Johan Birgersson has successfully led EasyPark Group for close to 14 years, which is a uniquely long time. Some time ago, Johan indicated to the Board of Directors that he was ready to step down from his position as CEO, when the timing was right and a solid succession plan was in place. After a structured process to secure a successor, the Board of Directors has now appointed Cameron Clayton as the new CEO of EasyPark Group.

– It has been an honour and a fantastic time in my life leading EasyPark Group. Taking us from a Swedish startup to where we are today – a global, market-leading tech company. Stepping down has not been an easy decision, but this role requires long term planning. I have achieved my dream, to take EasyPark from the Nordics to over 20 European countries and last year to the UK and across the Atlantic into the US. I would like to thank everyone who’s made this team effort possible. I am convinced that the team is ready and highly capable to take on the next chapter of EasyPark’s successful global growth journey, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group.

– Johan’s devotion and track record in operational excellence is impressive. He has always led from the front and with his personal behaviour and decisions set the example for what good looks like and how values translate into action. This has made it possible for EasyPark Group to become a global pacesetter within digital parking services. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Johan for everything he has done during his years as CEO, says Niklas Savander, Chairman of the Board.

Cameron Clayton has long experience from the tech-business and leading global organisations, most recently as CEO of The Weather Company, the world’s largest private weather company. He was responsible for building weather.com into a top 10 website in the world, and he also led them to their partnership with Apple and Android, which made the Weather app the 3rd most downloaded app in the world. In addition, he has been General Manager of IBM’s partner ecosystem, and he successfully helped lead IBM’s integration of Red Hat building Red Hat Marketplace.

– I am honoured by this opportunity to lead EasyPark Group going forward. The company has a great history and I am really impressed by the strong culture and commitment among all employees. With the acquisition of PARK NOW Group, EasyPark is well on its way to helping cities around the world be more liveable. I see a very bright future ahead and I look forward to being part of this journey, says Cameron Clayton.

– The acquisition of PARK NOW Group from BMW Group and Daimler Mobility has enabled a great expansion of EasyPark Group’s global footprint. Cameron’s experience within business, product and technology strategy together with a strong ability to build high performing teams will be a great asset for the company, says Niklas Savander.

Cameron Clayton will assume his role as CEO on April 19, 2022. Johan Birgersson will continue as a Senior Advisor to Cameron and to the Board of Directors.

https://easyparkgroup.com/news/johan-birgersson-steps-down-and-cameron-clayton-takes-over-as-ceo-of-easypark-group/

The Cities of the Future Index: Easypark

October 14, 2021

 

 

The Cities of the Future Index: Easypark

 

 

The global study uses data to reveal the smartest cities in the world, with a focus on how they are adopting new technologies to create a more sustainable and liveable present and future for their citizens.

  • London, UK, ranks as the most intelligent and future-proof city with a population of over 3 million people, followed by New York, USA, and San Francisco, USA. 
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, ranks as the most intelligent and future-proof city with a population of between 600,000 and 3 million people, followed by Stockholm, Sweden, and Oslo, Norway.
  • Lund, Sweden, ranks as the most intelligent and future-proof city with a population of between 50,000 and 600,000 people, followed by Stavanger, Norway, and Espoo, Finland.

 

 

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 13, 2021  — EasyPark Group, the global parking tech company, releases a study about the most intelligent and future-proof cities in the world that reveals which cities are best adopting new technological solutions to improve their sustainability and liveability. As mobility innovators, EasyPark Group recognizes the impact that new technologies have on societies, and how it can help to create sustainable and forward thinking urban areas that enhance the lives of their inhabitants. The company therefore set out to determine which global smart cities are leading the way in embracing technological advancements, and proving themselves to be Cities of the Future.

– Many governments are stepping up their responses to climate change and innovative solutions often begin in major cities before filtering out to the rest of the country. Many of the highest scoring cities in the index score well for high electric car usage and low CO2 emissions rates, and while cities continue to expand, mobility is taking on an increasingly important role in people’s day to day lives. Whilst the world faces challenges relating to climate change, some of the most technologically advanced cities around the world have already adopted innovative services and solutions to optimize traffic flow and ease mobility, to make the city more liveable, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group.

How the study was conducted

The study began by assessing several thousand cities around the world and looked at those smart cities that are leading the way in implementing the use of new technologies. Understanding that cities face different challenges depending on their population, the study was split into three size categories: 1) metropolitan areas with over 3 million inhabitants, 2) between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants, and 3) between 50,000 and 600,000 inhabitants. The result of the study reveals the top 50 highest ranking smart and future-proof cities worldwide in each category.

The study established the factors that determine how technologically advanced and sustainable a city is and scored the locations accordingly. To do this, the study retrieved data from sources such as the World Bank, the Economist, the International Monetary Fund and the Lancet. Four key areas were considered:

Firstly, the Digital Life of each city is studied by assessing how widely technology has been adopted by the population, the government and within the healthcare sector. It also reviews the success and reputation of technology educational institutions in each urban area.

Next, the study focus on Mobility Innovation. To do this, researchers looked at how innovative parking solutions are within each city, the overall traffic management system including public transport, and how clean transport in the city is.

Following this, the study considers each city’s Business Tech Infrastructure. To do this, the level of business innovation, prevalence of ePayments and quality of internet connectivity in each location is measured.

Finally, the Environmental Sustainability of each city is evaluated by analysing green energy usage, the number of green buildings, the waste management system and the overall climate change response and planning.

Findings (for full index: www.easyparkgroup.com/studies/cities-of-the-future/en/)

Below list shows the world’s leading big cities with over 3 million inhabitants. All factors combined, these cities are the best at adopting new technologies to create a more sustainable and liveable present and future for their citizens.

  1. London, UK  100,00
  2. New York, USA  95,84
  3. San Francisco, USA  94,43
  4. Singapore, Singapore  94,21
  5. Berlin, Germany  92,58
  6. Rotterdam, Netherlands  91,44
  7. Seattle, USA  90,40
  8. Seoul, South Korea  87,50
  9. Washington D.C., USA  86,77
  10. Manchester, UK  85,34

Below lists show the world’s leading medium and smaller sized cities. All factors combined, these cities are the best at adopting new technologies to create a more sustainable and liveable present and future for their citizens.

Population between 600,000 and 3 million

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark  100,00
  2. Stockholm, Sweden  99,84
  3. Oslo, Norway  98,48
  4. Amsterdam, Netherlands  96,57
  5. Zurich, Switzerland  94,04
  6. Gothenburg, Sweden  88,93
  7. Helsinki, Finland  87,92
  8. Boston, USA  84,65
  9. Utrecht, Netherlands  83,13
  10. Edinburgh, UK  79,82

Population between 50,000 and 600,000

  1. Lund, Sweden  100,00
  2. Stavanger, Norway  88,75
  3. Espoo, Finland  88,07
  4. Malmo, Sweden  87,49
  5. Aalborg, Denmark  87,09
  6. Aarhus, Denmark  86,88
  7. Trondheim, Norway  85,25
  8. Bergen, Norway  84,77
  9. Porvoo, Finland  81,35
  10. Cambridge, UK  81,17

Below list shows the best ranking big cities (population over 3 million) within the area of green energy. A higher score indicates a higher usage of energy from renewable sources.

  1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  100,00
  2. Seattle, USA  91,96
  3. Montreal, Canada  85,62
  4. Toronto, Canada  85,62
  5. Santiago, Chile  77,06
  6. San Diego, USA  74,92
  7. San Francisco, USA  74,92
  8. Los Angeles, USA  74,92
  9. Berlin, Germany  72,95
  10. Cologne (Cologne Bonn Area), Germany  72,95

Below list shows the big cities (population over 3 million) where citizens are best at adopting new technologies. A higher score indicates a faster rate of adopting new technologies in each location.

  1. San Francisco, USA  100,00
  2. New York, USA  93,62
  3. Seoul, South Korea  91,33
  4. Washington D.C., USA  90,92
  5. Berlin, Germany  89,82
  6. Seattle, USA  89,55
  7. Atlanta, USA  89,29
  8. Miami, USA  89,05
  9. Singapore, Singapore  88,98
  10. Toronto, Canada  88,69

Below list shows the best ranking big cities (population over 3 million) within parking innovation. A higher score indicates a more developed parking ecosystem in each location.

  1. London, UK  100,00
  2. Manchester, UK  94,63
  3. Berlin, Germany  92,42
  4. Paris, France 91,31
  5. Tokyo, Japan 87,34
  6. Rotterdam, Netherlands 86,00
  7. San Francisco, USA 85,59
  8. Barcelona, Spain  84,95
  9. Madrid, Spain  84,30
  10. Cologne (Cologne Bonn Area), Germany  83,77

– It is interesting to see patterns in development forming within continents. Whilst metropolitan areas in Europe score well across the various size categories, the study shows that Scandinavian cities all rank particularly highly. It is evident that these countries are at the cutting edge of adopting new technologies. Looking at urban areas with between 600,000 and 3 million inhabitants, 50 percent of the top 10 cities are in Scandinavia. This is also the case for cities with between 50,000 and 600,000 inhabitants, where 90 percent of the top 10 are from these countries. It is clear that Scandinavian nations are doing all they can to provide sustainable and liveable environments for their citizens, concludes Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group.

Read more about the Cities of the Future Index and see the full ranking here: www.easyparkgroup.com/studies/cities-of-the-future/en/

 

 

EasyPark is Now Available in Portugal

September 15, 2021

 

 

 

EasyPark is Now Available in Portugal

 

 

The tech company EasyPark that helps drivers find and manage parking and charge their electrical vehicle, is available in Portugal from the 14th of September. The award-winning app with coverage throughout Europe will be available to use for all street parking in the city of Lisbon.

The global tech company EasyPark has during the last few years expanded throughout Europe and is today available in 27 countries over the world. The company now announces that the services will be launched in Portugal, starting with the city of Lisbon, from September. The award-winning parking app will be available to use for all on-street parking spaces in the city.

“The EasyPark app makes it easier to pay for parking with minimal effort for the driver. Our vision is to make cities more liveable and a foundation for that is to make the parking experience as easy and seamless as possible”, says Jennifer Amador Tavares De Sousa, Country Director Portugal, EasyPark Group.

EasyPark offers several innovative features. Besides making it possible to start, stop, prolong or shorten the parking session in the app, drivers can also pay for electrical vehicle charging, find streets with high parking availability and pre-book parking spaces. The app is also adapted for in-car operating systems such as Apple CarPlay and Android Automotive.

The company also offers software solutions for parking providers, such as cities and property owners, that gathers data to aid decision making regarding city planning. An optimized parking ecosystem means a shorter search time for an available parking spot, which reduces both congestion and emissions.

“We are happy to be taking the step into Portugal and start offering our services to both drivers and parking providers. EasyPark will make a significant difference in making Portugal’s cities more liveable, starting with Lisbon”, says Amador Tavares De Sousa.

EasyPark has coverage throughout Europe and eases travelling and commuting between countries such as Spain, Italy, France and Germany.

About EasyPark Group
EasyPark is a fast-growing, leading European tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and EV charging. Our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning, and management in over 2200 cities across 20 countries. What we do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to learn more!

EasyPark Launches New Offer: Digital Prediction of Parking Behaviour

July 08, 2021

 

 

EasyPark Launches New Offer: Digital Prediction of Parking Behaviour

 

 

 

EasyPark’s new offer now enables an even more data driven approach to parking management. It also helps parking providers to get a deep understanding of their parking inventory, as well as predict both the supply and demand of parking spaces.

The parking tech company EasyPark provides leading solutions for both drivers, cities and parking operators. The app enables drivers to find streets with high parking availability, pay for electric vehicle charging as well as paying for parking sessions.

For cities, parking operators and property owners, EasyPark is now launching a brand new tool that will enable a data driven approach to parking management and planning. The tool is built around a unique technology that helps parking providers understand their inventory in detail, as well as predict the demand for parking down to specific times for individual streets. The tool can thus be used for optimization of traffic flow and decision making in multiple areas. Pricing, enforcement, planning of new parking locations and restrictions are some examples, as well as planning for alternative transport options such as public transportation. The new service is called ”Parking Data as a Service”.

“A digitalized parking ecosystem adds an infinite number of possibilities, both for improving each driver’s individual parking experience and for city planning. At EasyPark we want to make cities more liveable, and the Parking Data as a Service offer will give cities new capabilities, enabling a data driven approach to urban planning”, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group.

Using a combination of advanced technology and methods, information is combined with EasyPark’s predictive software which provides unique insights into the parking behaviour of the area. Through the EasyPark app, drivers also get suggestions on parking availability and can save valuable time when searching for parking spots. It can also play an important role in making the city more sustainable and liveable, with less unnecessary circulation of cars and less emissions and congestion.

“We believe the potential in city planning and parking management is huge. The opportunity to directly improve the parking availability has great benefits for drivers, since it makes it easier to find an empty parking space. With a shorter search time, fewer cars will have to circle looking for spaces which makes this a great example of technology supporting greener cities. When space is used better, everybody wins”, says Johan Birgersson.

Parking Data as a Service was launched during the spring 2021 and is already being used by several cities in Europe. Plans are to continue expanding it throughout EasyPark’s markets in Europe and the world.

About EasyPark Group
EasyPark is a fast-growing, leading European tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and EV charging. Our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning, and management in over 2200 cities across 20 countries. What we do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to learn more!

EasyPark Group Completes Acquisition of ParkMobile

June 01, 2021

 

 

EasyPark Group Completes Acquisition of ParkMobile

 

 

 

This acquisition brings together the parking and mobility technology leaders in Europe and North America to accelerate innovation and global expansion.

 

 

 

Atlanta, GA – June 1, 2021 – EasyPark Group, the European fast-growing mobility company, announced today the completed acquisition of PARK NOW Group, including North American-based ParkMobile. The closing of this transaction immediately expands EasyPark Group’s global footprint into the North American market, where ParkMobile is the #1 parking app with 25 million users and a presence in over 450 cities, including eight of the top ten.

 

EasyPark Group is backed by private equity firms Verdane Capital and Vitruvian Partners and currently operates in 2,200 cities across 20 countries throughout Europe and Australia. This acquisition brings together two successful companies and enables the expanded Group to grow further and become a global pacesetter within digital parking, electrical vehicle charging, and mobility services.

 

“Over the past 12 years, ParkMobile has emerged as the innovation leader in North America for contactless parking and mobility payments,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “We are incredibly excited for this next chapter as we join forces with EasyPark Group to accelerate growth and expand our global footprint.”

 

“This is a historic milestone in the industry, and we are very excited to embark on this journey. Most of all, I am proud to be leading such a strong organization with talented employees. With global coverage and scale, as well as an integrated portfolio, we will be able to make cities more livable by driving the development of new, smart, and integrated digital services, says Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group.

 

ParkMobile has been part of BMW and Daimler’s mobility joint venture PARK NOW Group since March 2019. The PARK NOW Group European brands are also part of this acquisition. That includes PARK NOW, RingGo, Parkmobile Europe, and Park-line. The integration of these companies will be realized in several steps concerning commercial offerings, internal organization, and ways of working.

“We are now entering a discovery and integration phase where we will make sure to draw from the strength, knowledge, and spirit of both PARK NOW Group and EasyPark Group, to build our future success. Together we have a huge potential, and as one united company we will be able to offer even more value to drivers, businesses, cities, and parking operators all around the world”, says Birgersson.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.

 

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC provides smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces, and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Most Innovative Companies. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

About Easypark Group

EasyPark is a leading, fast-growing parking tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and charge their electrical vehicle. Our unique and cutting-edge technology also helps businesses, cities, parking operators and property owners with administration, planning, and data-driven management in over 2,200 cities across 20 countries. We make urban life easier, one parking spot at a time. Visit https://www.easyparkgroup.com/ to find out more.

 

EasyPark & Fortumo bring mobile payments for parking to Switzerland

May 27, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EasyPark & Fortumo bring mobile payments for parking to Switzerland

 

 

The parking technology company EasyPark and the mobile technology company Fortumo are today launching carrier billing payments for parking in Switzerland. Over 8 million people in the country can now easily pay for their parking via EasyPark parking-app, all over Switzerland by charging the fee to their phone bill. The payment method is supported for all subscribers of local mobile operators Swisscom, Sunrise & Salt.

To pay with carrier billing, drivers can easily send a text message that includes the parking area code when they have parked their car. This starts the parking while the reply message includes a deeplink to the EasyPark app where users will be able to see their parking status and extend or stop their parking.

“EasyPark helps millions of drivers around the world to save time and money by making parking management easier. Carrier billing supports this by giving our customers a simple way to make payments. We are happy to share the news that we now also offer Fortumo’s platform as a payment method in Switzerland, when paying for your parking with the EasyPark app,” said Ludvig Ellius, Chief Payment Officer at EasyPark Group.

“Carrier billing provides users with the most convenient user experience for digital payments. When standing in a parking lot and being in a rush, people just want to pay quickly for their parking and move on. They don’t have time to stand in a line for the parking machine or find coins. Therefore, we are super excited for the launch of parking payments with EasyPark parking app in Switzerland, so we can help people to make their parking easier and more convenient,” added Martin Lips, Vice President of Business Development at Fortumo.

 

Normally, integrating carrier billing is a complex process for merchants: every mobile operator requires a separate contract and technical integration to provide payments to its subscribers. By partnering with Fortumo, EasyPark can roll out carrier billing payments across several markets through a single contract and integration with Fortumo. EasyPark and Fortumo have been working together on providing drivers convenient payments for parking fees since 2018 in Finland, Norway, Sweden and since 2019 in Slovenia.

 

In recent news from Europe, Fortumo has also announced the launch of carrier billing with the Polish mobile operator Plus, as well as partnerships with the e-book service Legimi and the cloud gaming service Antstream.

 

About EasyPark Group 

EasyPark is a leading, fast-growing parking tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and charge their electric vehicles. Our unique and cutting-edge technology also helps businesses, cities, parking operators, and property owners with administration, planning, and data-driven management in over 2,200 cities across 20 countries. We make urban life easier, one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to find out more.

 

About Fortumo

Fortumo is a global monetization and growth platform for digital content merchants. The company connects merchants to a network of more than 300 fragmented telcos and digital wallets in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.

Merchants use the platform to acquire new users via telco bundle partnerships and collect payments using carrier billing & digital wallets. Through a single point of integration, merchants gain access to a new worldwide audience across more than 80 countries.

Fortumo serves customers including Google, Amazon, Spotify, Epic Games, Tencent, Schibsted, OLX and EasyPark. Founded in 2007, Fortumo is part of Boku Inc. Group (LON: BOKU).  For more information, please visit https://fortumo.com.

 

Easypark Expands the Possibilities for Electric Car Charging – Now With InCharge in the App

May 06, 2021

 

 

Easypark Expands the Possibilities for Electric Car Charging – Now With InCharge in the App

 

 

 

It is now becoming easier than ever to drive an electric car in Sweden when one of Europe’s largest producers and resellers of electricity and heat, Vattenfall’s public charging stations from the InCharge network are connected to the Easypark’s app. The collaboration is gradually being rolled out across the country and makes it possible to pay for electric car charging at InCharge’s charging stations directly in the Easypark app.

Statistics from the trade association Bil Sweden show that the number of rechargeable cars in Sweden is on the rise. In March 2021, 37 percent of all newly registered vehicles were either hybrids or all-electric vehicles, compared with 28 percent in 2020. However, charging payments of electric cars is still perceived as complicated, even though more people than ever choose to drive them.

Easypark can now present another collaboration in electric car charging, with Vattenfall’s charging service InCharge. The partnership makes it possible for car drivers to pay for parking and charging directly in Easypark’s award-winning app. A solution that will make it easier for hundreds of thousands of drivers.

“Finding a solution to a problem that many electric car drivers face every day and designing it together with Vattenfall and InCharge, which has a vast charging network in place across Sweden, is, of course, incredibly fun. We are happy to make everyday life easier for everyone who drives an electric car”, says Anders Bäck, Swedish Country Director of Easypark.

The collaboration with InCharge’s public charging points is being rolled out gradually, and in some places, it has been possible to pay via Easypark’s app since the end of April.

“We think buying and driving an electric car is the journey towards a fossil-free future. Therefore it is natural for us to create solutions that make it easier to buy and drive an electric vehicle. Combining our charging infrastructure with Easypark’s app that is so popular is creating precisely this – and makes life as an electric car owner a little easier”, says Björn Öster, responsible for Vattenfall´s public charging network.

 

About EasyPark Group

EasyPark is a fast-growing, leading European tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and EV charging. Our technology helps businesses, operators, and cities with parking administration, planning, and management in over 2200 cities across 20 countries. What we do is make urban life easier – one parking spot at a time. Visit www.easyparkgroup.com to learn more!

EasyPark Group announces intent to acquire ParkMobile

March 09, 2021

 

 

 

EasyPark Group announces intent to acquire ParkMobile

 

 

 

The planned acquisition accelerates global expansion of next-gen digital parking and mobility solutions, including on- and off-street contactless parking payments, parking availability, Electric Vehicle charging, and in-car integrations.

 

 

Atlanta, GA – March 9, 2021 – EasyPark Group, the European leader in parking and mobility technology, announced today the intent to acquire North American-based ParkMobile. This pending acquisition would immediately expand EasyPark Group’s global footprint into the North American market, where ParkMobile is the #1 parking app with over 22 million users and a presence in 450 cities, including eight of the top ten.

EasyPark Group is backed by private equity firms Verdane Capital and Vitruvian Partners and currently operates in 2,200 cities across 20 countries throughout Europe and Australia. This acquisition brings together the leaders in Europe and North America to share technology and accelerate global expansion.

“Over the past 12 years, ParkMobile has emerged as the technology leader in North America for contactless parking and mobility payments,” says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. “Joining forces with EasyPark Group will enable us to continue this momentum into the future and opens up an array of new global growth opportunities.”

“We are pleased to welcome the ParkMobile team to EasyPark Group,” says Johan Birgersson, CEO of EasyPark Group. “This acquisition is strategically important to accelerate our long-term growth and innovation capabilities across the globe.”

ParkMobile has been part of BMW and Daimler’s mobility joint venture PARK NOW Group since March 2019. The PARK NOW Group European brands are also part of this acquisition. That includes PARK NOW, RingGo, Parkmobile Europe, and Park-line. The intended acquisition of PARK NOW Group from the shareholders of BMW Group and Daimler Mobility is subject to prior approval by relevant authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transaction.

 

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC provides smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, using a contactless approach to help millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile devices. The company’s technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 8 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces, and the Technology Association of Georgia’s Most Innovative Companies. For more information, visit ParkMobile.io or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

 

About Easypark Group

EasyPark is a leading, fast-growing parking tech company that helps drivers find and manage parking and charge their electrical vehicle. Our unique and cutting-edge technology also helps businesses, cities, parking operators and property owners with administration, planning, and data driven management in over 2,200 cities across 20 countries. We make urban life easier, one parking spot at a time. Visit https://www.easyparkgroup.com/ to find out more. EasyPark Group is owned by Verdane Capital and Vitruvian Partners.

 

ParkMobile Contact:

Jeff Perkins, CMO

jeff.perkins@parkmobile.io

(678) 801-8855

 

EasyPark Group Contact:

Louise Ekman, Head of Group PR

louise.ekman@easyparkgroup.com

+46 70 5222 117

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