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Powering Up the UK: APCOA and CTEK Partner to Electrify Car Parks

In a significant move, APCOA, Europe’s leading parking provider, has joined forces with CTEK, a global EV charging specialist, to install cutting-edge charging points across APCOA‘s vast UK network.

APCOA’s Extensive Network Goes Electric

APCOA manages a staggering 1.8 million parking spaces across 13 countries. This new partnership with CTEK will see their CHARGESTORM CONNECTED units delivering fast-charging capabilities of up to 22kW in APCOA’s UK car parks. This is a significant boost for EV drivers seeking convenient charging options while parked.

Building on Existing Infrastructure

APCOA is already a leader in EV charging within the UK. Currently, over 1,000 charging points are operational in their car parks, with an additional 300 planned for installation this year alone. These charging points cater to a diverse range of destinations, including railway stations, hospitals, educational institutions, and more.

CTEK’s Advanced Charging Technology

The initial rollout of CTEK’s charging points has already begun in car parks owned by Hillingdon Council in West London. Additionally, APCOA is equipping 37 railway station car parks operated by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) with CTEK technology.

This collaboration signifies a commitment to both innovation and user experience. CTEK’s CC3 charging points are their most advanced yet, boasting features like:

  • Plug & Charge: Streamlined automatic vehicle identification for effortless charging initiation.
  • ISO 15118 Compliance: Future-proofed technology ready for the next generation of EV charging solutions.
  • Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) 2.0.1 Support: Enhanced interoperability and communication for seamless charging experiences.

A Winning Partnership for a Sustainable Future

This partnership brings together two industry leaders with shared goals. Nathan Courts, CTEK’s Key Account Manager in the UK, emphasizes the alignment with their mission of providing reliable and intelligent solutions for a greener future.

Kim Challis, APCOA’s Regional Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, highlights the benefits for both companies and customers. This collaboration allows APCOA to offer cutting-edge dual 22kW charging technology, while enhancing their customer service with a smooth parking, payment, and charging experience.

Looking Ahead: A Brighter Electric Future

This partnership between APCOA and CTEK is a significant step forward for EV charging infrastructure in the UK. By expanding accessibility and efficiency, it plays a crucial role in encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles and paving the way for a more sustainable future.

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Firas NAVARRO
Firas NAVARROhttps://evchargingmag.com
Firas is a Daily News Writer. He's been captivated by the world of electric mobility, the automotive industry, and technology for years. His days are filled with the exploration of news and prominent trends in electric vehicles. Market analysis and the ever-evolving future of EVs hold a special place in his heart. 🚗🔋🌐 #EVEnthusiast
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