APCOA’s UK Car Parks Plug Into CTEK EV Charge Points

- United Kingdom
CTEK EV Charge Points

Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points from the global vehicle charging specialist CTEK are to be installed in car parks managed by Europe’s leading provider of parking solutions, APCOA.

APCOA, which manages 1.8 million parking spaces in 13 countries, has signed a partnership supply agreement with CTEK which will see its CHARGESTORM CONNECTED units fast charging EVs at up to 22kW in APCOA car parks.

There is already EV charging available in many of the UK car parks APCOA manages, with more than 1,000 charge points installed and a further 300+ in the pipeline for this year. They are in car parks servicing destinations including rail, health, education, hospitality, retail, local government and airports.

APCOA’s first installations of CTEK charge points have just gone into car parks owned by Hillingdon Council in West London. APCOA is also installing CTEK charge points at 37 of the railway station car parks it runs for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points from the global vehicle charging specialist CTEK are to be installed

Nathan Courts, CTEK’s Key Account Manager in the UK, said: "We are thrilled to be working with the biggest name in UK car park management. This agreement aligns perfectly with our mission to provide reliable and intelligent destination charging solutions for a greener future. Our new CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 (CC3) charge point meets the ISO15118 standard so is primed for the next wave of EV charging innovation and is designed to smoothly interact with APCOA’s friction-free approach to the parking, payment and charging experience for drivers.”

Kim Challis, APCOA’s Regional Managing Director - UK & Ireland, said: “We are very excited about this partnership with CTEK which enables us to offer our clients the very latest in dual 22kW technology and functionality, in conjunction with APCOA’s exceptional customer and operational management services.”

CC3 is CTEK’s most advanced charge point to date which is ready for the next era of EV adoption including ‘plug & charge’ automatic vehicle identification. It supports the latest OCPP 2.0.1 standard (Open Charge Point Protocol) for interoperability and communication.

Designed both for ease of installation and ease of use, CC3’s robust anti-tamper enclosure and advanced cyber security features, plus its dual socket options and up to 22kW charging, make it ideally suited to multiple charge point installations at car parks.

Daniel Forsberg, Marketing Manager EVSE at CTEK, said: "Partnering with APCOA enables us to significantly expand our footprint in providing cutting-edge EV charging solutions across the UK. With the installation of our advanced CHARGESTORM CONNECTED units, we are excited to contribute to a more sustainable future by making EV charging more accessible and efficient in key locations nationwide."

APCOA won three prestigious EV awards in 2023: EV Champion of the Year at the British Parking Awards; EV Charging Award at the CiTTi Awards; and Partnership of the Year for the APCOA and Network Rail EV Partnership at the National Sustainability Awards. And CTEK won the Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year at the UK’s E-Mobility Awards 2023.

For more insights into how CTEK supports your transition to EV charging, visit ctek.com


APCOA is Europe's leading parking operator with more than 50 years of industry expertise. With its 5,000 employees, the Group manages more than 1.8 million individual parking spaces at 13,000 locations in 13 European countries. The company is active in the areas of parking, charging, technologies and urban solutions. With its consistent “asset light” business model, APCOA is a trusted partner, maximising value for private and public real estate owners.

Via its open digital platform, APCOA FLOW, the company connects on-street and off-street car parks with owners, partners, customers and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into urban hubs, creating the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, EV charging and a wide range of innovative services that enable a more convenient mobility experience.

The environment also benefits: With its digital services and intelligent Traffic Management System, the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of logistics traffic and vehicles searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and proximity services for urban living, APCOA is positioned to become an integral part of the digital and physical Smart City ecosystem.

Further information can be found at apcoa.com and urban-hubs.com


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