Pluglink, an electric vehicle (EV) charging platform, announced on the 7th that it signed an investment agreement with KDB KIAMCO, the largest alternative asset manager in Korea, for a total of KRW 15 billion for EV charger assets.
Pluglink, acknowledged for its specialty in finance, introduced alternative investments in EV charger assets for the first time in Korea. Pluglink will provide total charging services for more than 7,400 EV chargers through this investment.
By signing the investment agreement with KDB KIAMCO, Pluglink raised the investment worth of KRW 17 billion in cumulative asset including KRW 2 billion investment by local city gas companies. With this, Pluglink has so far attracted a total of KRW 30 billion, including the KRW 13 billion of cumulative corporate investment.
In-cheol Kang, CEO of Pluglink, said, “Starting with this first investment for EV charger assets, we plan to expand the scale of charger-oriented finance and proceed with various structured finance.”
Pluglink is the fastest growing company in the market that made contracts for more than 10,000 EV chargers up till now and operates 1,100 EV charging stations in Korea. Pluglink joined K-RE100 for the first time in the industry and became the market leader of ESG management. This year, Pluglink was selected as the 2023 EV fast charger auxiliary business by the Ministry of Environment and will continue to expand its business scope.
Pluglink : https://www.pluglink.kr/