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July 7, 2022

APCOA rolls out seamless EV-charging and Parking Payment Solution for Network Rail

APCOA has been working with Network Rail and EV charging equipment provider Compleo to simplify life for EV-driving car parks users at a number of railway stations which APCOA operates on behalf of Network Rail.

Its payment system, APCOA Connect, has been fully integrated with 450 EV fast-charging points to enable users to make either one single payment to cover both their EV and parking charge combined, or individual payments for Parking or EV Charging. All utilisation data for both parking and EV charging is provided to Network Rail via the APCOA Analytics dashboard suite.

The solution is already live at Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly and Reading stations, and is being extended to Edinburgh Waverley, Welwyn Garden City and Birmingham New Street station car parks during July. The system has also been installed in disabled parking bays, so the service is also available to Blue Badge holders. All EV charging points are also visible on Zap Map.

Kim Challis, APCOA’s Regional Managing Director for UK & Ireland said: “We’re really pleased to have developed this solution in conjunction with Compleo to enable charging authentication and easy payment for Network Rail’s EV customers. This solution also provides a significant step towards our sustainability strategy.”

Compleo’s UK Managing Director, Valentin Scheltow added: “We are delighted to partner with APCOA – Europe’s leading parking and mobility provider. I know the combined power of our two organisations working together will provide other innovative solutions.”

Jo Lewington, Network Rail’s Chief Environment & Sustainability Officer, said: “As part of our wider Environmental Sustainability Strategy, we’re working towards delivering a low-emission railway and aiming to reach net-zero emissions by 2045 in Scotland and by 2050 in the rest of Britain.

“Supporting the move to electric vehicles is a key part of that. We hope that by providing affordable, efficient and reliable charging points we can encourage more electric vehicles onto the road and help promote healthier air in and around our stations.”

A core strand of APCOA’s ESG strategy is to rapidly increase the provision of EV charging capability across its car park estate and this new solution for Network Rail is a valuable contribution.

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APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

Sebastian Merkle
Flughafenstraße 34
70629 Stuttgart-Airport

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About APCOA

Active in the fields of parking, charging, technology and urban solutions, APCOA is Europe’s No.1 parking operator. We transform parking infrastructure into an essential part of tomorrow’s sustainable mobility. With our 5,000 employees, we manage more than 1.8 million individual parking spaces at 13,000 locations across 13 European countries.

Our Mission: getting the best out of each and every parking space. For our clients, their customers and their communities. Today and tomorrow.

APCOA manages car parks for owners and investors in all sectors. We cater to each specific need, be it monetary, service-based or both. Wherever possible, we provide easy-to-use charging infrastructure. In doing so, we contribute to advancing e-mobility. From our Traffic Management System to Autonomous Valet Parking – our proprietary technologies are the foundation for both state-of-the-art and tailor-made solutions.

APCOA Urban Solutions bring together multiple useful services in unique ecosystems: Our locations offer themselves as logistics centres for last mile delivery, provide charging spots for EVs, e-scooters and e-bikes or serve as pick-up and drop of points for mobility providers.

And we are committed to growing in innovative and environmentally friendly ways. By bringing parking, sustainable mobility and urban life together, we aim to contribute to a better future. By reducing CO2 emissions, conserving resources and improving the overall quality of life, we want to act as an integral part of the urban ecosystem.

Press contact

APCOA PARKING Holdings GmbH

Sebastian Merkle
Flughafenstraße 34
70629 Stuttgart-Airport

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