Set in the fossil-free transition, significant uptake in EV sales and its strongly-correlated charging infrastructure are out of step regarding the growth curve and supply-demand relationship. Europe, leading the shift towards vehicle electrification, is expected to sell nearly 62 million EV by 2030, as indicated in a Arthur D. Little analysis. The report also states that the build-up of a dense and well-developed charging infrastructure and software management are required, illustrated by an installed charger base of nearly 50 million by 2030, thus calling for synergy between EV infrastructure manufacturers and integrated service providers.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Charge Amps brand and team into the NaaS platform, marking an important milestone as we continue to expand into the international market,” Alex Wu, Co-founder, President and CFO of NaaS, stated. “We are very optimistic about the prospects of EV penetration in Europe and the overall charging service capacity. We are confident that we can work with the Charge Amps team to further strengthen its leading position in the EV charging space. We have also developed an integration plan that will see new products launched through the Charge Amps channels. I firmly believe this acquisition will bring value to our shareholders.”
Olle Tholander, CEO of Charge Amps comments: “There is strong interest from global investors in our market currently, and in Charge Amps specifically. We have been overt about our efforts in recent years to determine the best solution for the Company’s long-term strategy and growth plan. We believe that NaaS has both the expertise and financial strength to support Charge Amps’s growth journey under the same brand in Europe with an expanded product offering and the means to expedite the Company’s expansion plans. With NaaS’ extended product portfolio, Charge Amps will not only be able to bring more competitive and purposeful solutions to users, but also accelerate the transition to an electrified life and open the gateway to a smarter ecosystem.”
The deal will engage the parties in all-rounded and deep integration from technology, product, personnel, capital, and market perspectives. Charge Amps’ technological innovation and market channel capability will serve as a strategic step for NaaS to carry out localized services in Europe and achieve business synergy throughout the whole chain towards a broader scope of global business layout, aiming as a one-stop EV charging solutions provider.
As of March 31, 2023, NaaS’ extensive network has connected over 575,000 chargers and 55,000 charging stations. In the first quarter of 2023, charging volume transacted through NaaS’ network reached 1,023 GWh, an increase of 112% YoY; gross transaction value transacted through NaaS’ network showed an increase of 107% YoY.