BP Pulse and Apcoa Parking Group have revealed plans to open more than 100 EV fast charging hubs in city centres across Europe over the next three years.
Under the agreement, BP Pulse plans to install ultra-fast charging at Apcoa car parks – ‘Urban Hubs’ – in the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Poland.
The project will include digital integration of the BP Pulse and ‘Apcoa Connect’ app in the UK and ‘Apcoa Flow’ app in Europe.
Registered users will be able to locate, access, book and pay for their charging and parking at the car park from their mobile, and the car park’s entry and exit barriers will open automatically as the vehicle approaches.
The first two Urban Hubs will open in Berlin and Bremen, Germany, in the third quarter of 2023, offering ultra-fast charging which will charge a minimum of six cars, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some of the hubs will also offer a ‘driver lounge’ including hot and cold drinks, seating areas with phone charging points, free Wi-Fi and toilets.
Stefan von Dobschuetz, general manager Europe, BP Pulse, said, “This agreement will help us to build our EV charging network across Europe by offering customers the fastest and most convenient EV hub charging experience.
“By working with Apcoa, we’re bringing the future of parking, charging and services for urban life in one place.”
Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO, Apcoa, said, “Working with BP Pulse is another step to achieve our plan to deploy 1,000 fast-charging stations through commercial partners in Apcoa’s car parks.
“Doing so, we are providing customers added services in our locations and make a relevant contribution to the transformation of individual mobility.”