28 new EV charging stations have launched at Chippenham Station’s Cocklebury Road car park, which brings the number of charging points to circa 500 across Network Rail’s key commuter stations.
APCOA and Network Rail have worked in partnership with their supply chain; Compleo, one of Europe’s leading, full-service providers of EV charging technology, and AmcoGiffen, to install the 28 22kW eBOX Professional chargers which are now available to customers.
Chippenham station, which is centrally located in the town, now offers EV charging, to rail passengers alongside shoppers and visitors to the nearby Wiltshire College who can all make use of the new facilities.
The full end-to-end service is provided by APCOA, including a 24/7 UK-based customer service center that provides remote operational support and manages customer enquiries. Payment is simple and secure using the EV auto pay facility provided via APCOA Connect, through which users can also pay for their parking.
Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA comments, “Sustainability and customer convenience are of vital importance to our all of our businesses, and we are delighted to work with Network Rail and Compleo to facilitate a straightforward and reliable EV and parking solution for local customers.”
Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director, Property at Network Rail concluded: “Using our car parks and real estate to install and offer EV charging not only improves the experience for our customers and the wider community, it is also an integral part of our sustainability strategy and focus on reaching net-zero.”
Other stations that include charging points include Reading, Letchworth, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Welwyn Garden City.
About APCOA PARKING Group
APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking operator with 50 years of industry expertise. With its 4,700 employees, the company manages more than 1.7 million individual parking spaces at over 12,000 locations. These parking spaces are all situated in the proximity of 70% of the population of APCOAs 13 countries' organizations. With its consistent "asset-light" business model, APCOA is the trusted partner that maximizes 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 clients, partners, customers, and their vehicles. Based on this technology, APCOA is transforming its car parks into Urban Hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, e-charging, and technology-based services. Customers profit from innovative and convenient experiences provided by APCOA and its partners which use the car parks to deliver their services. The environment also benefits as the company actively contributes to the reduction of emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic for logistics and searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility, and services for urban life, APCOA is positioned to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.