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EV Connect, Flash and Qmerit Partner to Set New Standard for Reservable Parking, Charging Experience

April 16, 2024




EV Connect, Flash and Qmerit Partner to Set New Standard for Reservable Parking, Charging Experience

EV Connect, Flash, and Qmerit’s alliance will help bridge gap in charging infrastructure with a seamless, reliable and predictable driver experience



AUSTIN, TX & EL SEGUNDO, CA, April 16, 2024 – EV ConnectFlash, and Qmerit—pioneers in the electric vehicle (EV) charging, parking technology, and EV implementation and maintenance fields, respectively—today announced a partnership that will accelerate the expansion of EV charging solutions by uniting an integrated charging management platform by EV Connect, the scale of Flash’s North American digital infrastructure, and the installation, integration, and maintenance services offered by Qmerit. The companies are combining these services to provide a seamless, reservable parking and charging experience for drivers while simplifying management for asset owners and operators. In doing so, the partners address the issues of management, reliability, discoverability, and usability that have slowed the nation’s transition to EVs.

Each partner will contribute their specialized technology and services: Flash’s innovative cloud-based parking technology ecosystem with over 10,000 parking assets and digital demand network exceeding 100 million drivers via native partner integrations; EV Connect’s leading software platform and services for electric vehicle charging networks; and Qmerit’s leading expertise in electrification infrastructure, installation and maintenance services.

EV drivers using Flash’s network through one of its many native integrations will now be able to access chargers on the EV Connect network and vice versa. This allows users to predictably and reliably find, reserve, access, and pay for charging when they park, all via a single platform and a single payment. The integration will likewise tie together the various aspects of parking- and charging management by giving asset owners and operators one hassle-free platform supported by Qmerit’s installation and service options.

The Problem: a Charging Crisis

The rapid and accelerating adoption of EVs in the United States—EV sales in 2023 were up more than 50% from the previous year—presents a significant problem: the expansion of the nationwide EV charging network must outpace demand or become a limiting factor for electrification as a whole. Much of the focus on closing this gap is concerned with public, government-funded charging infrastructure, which must exceed a forecasted 1.2 million chargers by 2030 in order to support demand, per the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The same report calls for 28 million private chargers, including the commercial sector, which must evidently bear the vast majority of the EV charging burden. To reach those goals, the existing charger network will have to increase twenty-fold.

“The transition to EV in this decade requires all-hands-on-deck, especially as the next generation of EV adopters make the switch, and we can’t rely on public charging infrastructure alone,” said Dan Sharplin, CEO at Flash. “Facilities with private parking, from retail and hospitality to events and community venues, are a key part of the solution, and must be prepared to meet EV driver expectations.”

The EV charging crisis can be attributed to a wide range of causes, not the least of which are a lack in quality and ease-of-use. The inconvenience of finding an accessible parking spot with a well-functioning charger deters consumers, making them less likely to value or use the installed base of private-sector chargers. This, in turn, has discouraged investment by commercial operators who may be reluctant to take on the management and maintenance of a charging system.

The Solution: Streamlined Parking, Charging, and Maintenance Experience

Making the EV experience more convenient, accessible, predictable, and reliable will minimize the friction experienced by drivers and encourage the adoption of EV charging systems on commercial properties—a clear necessity for overcoming the charging crisis at large. The partnership between EV Connect, Flash, and Qmerit is designed to serve as an important part of that solution, while enhancing the return on investment for the commercial sector.

“Our state-of-the-art EV charging technology is a key component to driving this partnership forward, representing a significant leap with unmatched reliability, performance and uptime through our Network Operations Center and round-the-clock customer support,” said Daniel Bryant, VP of Customer Operations for EV Connect.

Beyond the task of connecting the driver with accessible parking-and-charging stations, fulfilled by Flash, high-quality, well-managed, and thoroughly-maintained equipment is essential for growing the charging network. EV Connect will help ensure station reliability and access with comprehensive management and customer service, while Qmerit will provide private operators with the installation and maintenance support they need.

“We’re excited to bring our top-tier implementation and maintenance services to this partnership, laying the foundation for a robust and efficient charging network. With a 26% increase in publicly available EV chargers and a 59% surge in EV sales in the first three quarters of 2023, as reported by J.D. Power, our partnership aims to expand reservable infrastructure, catering to the rising demand for combined parking and charging solutions,” said Tracy Price, founder and CEO of Qmerit.

What Comes Next?

Over the next 12 months, a series of new agreements with major operators in the hospitality, events, and mixed-use sectors will be announced, together with details about where and when the unified system of parking and charging will be made available to the public. As a result, it is expected that thousands of new ports will be installed this year.


About EV Connect:

EV Connect is on a mission to build a better planet by enabling electricity as a transportation fuel. Through its innovative and open charging platform, EV Connect simplifies the set-up, management, and optimization of charging stations with premium customer service, from installation to driver support. EV Connect guides companies of all sizes in managing charger networks and delivers a seamless EV charging experience that empowers drivers. Established in 2010, EV Connect is a subsidiary of Schneider Electric that serves customers across North America, Europe, and Australia including GM, Avista Utilities, Marriott, Hilton, New York Power Authority, Dominos, Skycharger, and Evie Networks. For more information, please visit www.evconnect.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Flash:

Flash is a pioneering technology company bringing seamless parking and EV charging experiences to drivers through a first-of-its-kind digital ecosystem. Flash’s platform connects reservable parking and charging in the apps drivers use every day with garage, surface lot, event, and valet parking locations — connected and controlled via a cloud-based operating system with unrivaled intelligence. Customer-obsessed brands partner with Flash to deliver digital, easy-to-use, reliable, and increasingly frictionless experiences to drivers eager to pay for a solution that eliminates wasted time, excess emissions, and stress. The solution has arrived. Visit www.flashparking.com to learn more.


About Qmerit:

Qmerit is North America’s leading provider of implementation solutions for EV charging and other energy transition technologies, simplifying electrification adoption for residential and business markets. Qmerit’s value-driven services are delivered through a network of company-owned contractors, independent Certified Solutions Partners, and Certified Installers skilled in system implementation and integration. Qmerit partners with top automakers from the U.S., Europe and Asia. It boasts high customer experience (NPS) scores well above the industry average. Qmerit has just issued a white paper, Electrification2030, that examines issues pivotal to broad EV adoption and greater home and building electrification by 2030. For more information, visit https://qmerit.com/, and connect on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


Qmerit Accelerates Growth of its North American “Green Energy Transition” platform for installation and maintenance services for the electrification of everything

November 12, 2020


Qmerit Accelerates Growth of its North American “Green Energy Transition” platform for installation and maintenance services for the electrification of everything



  • Qmerit Inc., is spinning off its electric vehicle (EV) charging and electrification division, backed by Lime Rock New Energy and Schneider Electric, to take advantage of heightened demand for its services.
  • Qmerit will continue to provide installation services for EV charging equipment, energy storage, and microgrids for homeowners, @home fleet managers, multi-family dwellings and small businesses, and will retain the Qmerit brand.


IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2020Qmerit is supercharging its innovative, industry-leading platform that connects EV buyers to its nationwide network of certified and vetted electrical contractors to ensure their EV charging and renewable energy systems are installed and maintained correctly – ensuring maximum ROI.


The electrification service market is $2.5B a year, and there is an acute shortage of qualified, licensed electricians resulting in inconsistent and unreliable service levels state to state.  Qmerit simplifies finding properly trained and reliable electrical contractors with an easy to use platform that includes rigorous standards- ensuring every installation creates high satisfaction as evidenced by their industry leading Net Promoter Score of 89.  Qmerit was built to solve the difficult problem of delivering exceptional installation and maintenance services nationally at scale using a distributed workforce.


Building on its existing nationwide contractor network in the U.S. and Canada, and deep relationships with fleet managers and leading electric vehicle and charging manufacturers, Qmerit simplifies the installation and integration of technologies for the clean energy transition—from electric vehicle charging hardware and energy storage to solar and microgrid integrations.


The company’s procurement platform for maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies will be rebranded and will continue to provide solutions to facility managers and contractors that improve efficiencies and lower costs by streamlining and optimizing the way their employees purchase MRO materials and manage their contractor networks. Qmerit Inc. will continue to provide solutions to facility managers and contractors that improve efficiencies and lower costs by streamlining and optimizing the way their employees purchase MRO materials and manage their contractor networks. Qmerit Inc. was formed in 2016 when founder and CEO Tracy K. Price saw the opportunity to expand the software platform beyond its prior functionality within a Fortune 500 company. Schneider Electric has been the company’s largest strategic investor and is the leading global provider of energy and automation solutions for efficiency and sustainability. Lime Rock New Energy, provider of growth equity and value-adding partnerships for new energy entrepreneurs, is leading the current investment in Qmerit’s spinoff.



Tracy Price, CEO of Qmerit, said, “The maturation of the electrification of transportation, homes and buildings at scale is finally at hand. Our patience and perseverance paid off and we are thankful for our relationships with our national network of expert electrification contractors as well as with our very important partnerships with global vehicle manufacturers, EVSE manufacturers and home-based fleet managers.  We believe that the next decade will see the electrification of many aspects of our life, from transportation to resiliency.  We are excited for the capital support to be able to build out our vision for taking the complexity out of delivering safe, reliable, and differentiated electrification services to our customers.”


Qmerit is already delivering solutions across the energy transition value chain: providing the customers of electric vehicle and EV charging equipment manufacturers with an exceptional customer experience; and Fortune 1000 @home fleet managers with a better way to coordinate national electrification of their assets; and end users with a simple process to get their EV charger, energy storage solution, or microgrid installed and maintained safely, professionally and at a competitive cost.


Mark McCall, a Managing Director of Lime Rock New Energy, said, “We are impressed by the national network, powerful and differentiated software platform, and deep EV industry partnerships that Tracy and the team have built to date.  We believe that North American consumers, businesses and fleet owners, as well as the EV industry generally, are hungry for high-quality nationwide service solutions as the world electrifies its homes and vehicle fleets.”


Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer of Schneider Electric, added, “We believe that the transition to decarbonized energy is happening now, and this new electric world requires new products and services.  Through our position on the board of Qmerit, we expect to foster a close partnership with our operations.  Qmerit is well placed to continue to build on its early leadership position and scale to meet the needs of customers across North America.”


About Qmerit

Qmerit, headquartered in Irvine, California, simplifies the adoption of electrification products for residential and small business markets. A leader in green energy transformation, the company provides value-driven services throughout the renewable energy equipment implementation lifecycle. This is delivered through Qmerit’s network of company owned contractors, value added resellers and independent certified service providers, skilled in system application and integration as well as ongoing maintenance. Combining this nation-wide network of certified electrical contractors with the company’s digital managed services platform and white-glove concierge services. Qmerit delivers customers an unmatched quality experience when installing electric vehicle charging stations and integrating to battery storage, solar systems and microgrid solutions. For more information on Qmerit, please visit: qmerit.com/ev.


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