Stuttgart-headquartered car park operator APCOA Parking plans to locate up to 100,000 new electric vehicle charging stations in its parking facilities by 2035.
As part of its new EV strategy, APCOA will make the investment to expand its AC charging infrastructure and strategic partners from the automotive industry and energy and charging infrastructure providers will deploy and additional 1,000 fast-charging stations across APCOA’s network.
The company presently operates 1.8 million parking spaces at over 12,000 locations in 13 countries.
The charging infrastructure will be supported by a new digital platform which APCOA has developed and is useable in non-proprietary hardware and can operate independent of charge point ownership.
The APCOA FLOW and APCOA Connect apps will serve as the frontend to the parking customer: They will be able to conveniently manage the entire EV charging process as well as additional value-added service including locating, booking and payment.
“The transition to electric mobility as the dominant technical solution in road traffic is an irreversible trend,” said APCOA Parking Group CEO Philippe Op de Beeck. “EV charging infrastructure thus represents a major component of the transformation of APCOA’s car parks into ‘Urban Hubs’.
“We see substantial revenue potential from upgrading our parking sites with EV charging and other Urban Services”.