Parking operator APCOA has opened its first UK Urban Mobility Hub to the public at a car park in the Welsh town of Carmarthen.
The Hub in St Catherine’s Walk Car Park is now fully equipped with five 22kW AC fast chargers and 12 V3 Tesla Superchargers, capable of delivering peak charge rates up to 250kW.
It says in addition to this it now provides 460 22kW AC fast EV chargers across seven Network Rail stations: Welwyn Garden City, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Letchworth, Edinburgh and Reading. A planned 12 month roll out will increase the total number of fast EV charging points at Network Rail sites to 750 and APCOA’s customer focused capabilities mean that customers visiting these stations can pay for both their parking and EV charging in one transaction.
The company adds that through its state of the art analytics software, it continuously monitors on-site availability and utilisation which will allow it to expand at these sites as required.
ACPOA adds that this quarter it is looking to expand by a further 250 EV charge points, a combination of ultra rapids and fast EV charge-points including key locations such as Banstead, Bromley Civic Centre and Sheffield.
APCOA Regional Managing Director UK&I & Group ESG Director Kim Challis commented: “As market leaders, we have a responsibility to drive sustainability targets within the industry and installing, managing, and analysing the impact of reliable charging points at these central locations makes a vital contribution to the environment and adds to the range of services that we offer to our customers across many sectors”.
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