APCOA PARKING Group, Europe’s largest parking operator and Swiftmile, the pioneer in micromobility charging, today announced a partnership to bring e-scooter and e-bike charging to urban parking garages. In a joint event with the City of Stuttgart during its ‘Mobility Week’, Swiftmile and APCOA inaugurated charging stations at 4 APCOA parking garages throughout the city, with plans to expand to 10+ locations this Fall.
This partnership is a founding element of APCOA's new "Urban Hubs" initiative, which reimagines urban parking garages as technology-forward ecosystems for electrification, multimodal travel, and last-mile logistics. Stuttgart will be a "showcase city" for adapting parking infrastructure to support a shift toward micromobility-which can replace an estimated 6 out of 10 car trips in German cities.
"There are emerging opportunities around the globe to repurpose car parking infrastructure for the new era of urban transport, and we're honored to partner with APCOA to lead this trend in Germany," says Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche. "These strategically-placed Swiftmile stations will help grow sustainable modeshare in Stuttgart, and we're eager to continue this work across other APCOA markets."
"The digital and on-demand economy, especially in the field of mobility and logistics, needs a physical basis and a smart and flexible infrastructure," says Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO of APCOA. "With more than 11,000 sites we have created Europe's largest network of digitally connected car parks. Our hubs combine parking with logistics and technology services, shared mobility platforms and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. We are excited to welcome Swiftmile as a partner in our locations."
The first user of the charging stations will be Germany's leading micromobility operator TIER, which already hosts its battery swap kiosks for e-scooters in APCOA garages. TIER will use the Swiftmile stations to directly recharge its local fleet of 1,500 e-scooters, and to allow seamless multimodal travel for APCOA parking patrons. Future iterations of this partnership may also support charging needs for TIER's e-bike and e-moped fleet.
This collaboration is the start of a budding alliance between TIER and Swiftmile in Germany, between Swiftmile and APCOA across Europe, as well as TIER and APCOA across Europe.
"The innovative charging stations from Swiftmile are another element in the development of a decentralized charging network in Stuttgart," says Anna Lauffer, Regional Manager Southern Germany at TIER. "Thanks to the cooperation with APOCA and Swiftmile at the Urban Hubs, we can enable a convenient switch from cars to e-scooters for the last mile."
This is the latest deployment in a series of partnerships that Swiftmile has cultivated to minimize micromobility clutter and advance shared, sustainable mobility. In June, Swiftmile partnered with Shell Brands International AG to fold micromobility charging into Shell's portfolio of electric vehicle charging services. Swiftmile has also ramped up its efforts to transform parking infrastructure in North America, most recently entering a partnership to deploy 100+ charging stations with the Miami Parking Authority.
About Swiftmile: Swiftmile is the pioneer and market leader in LEV charging, offering a new class of green infrastructure that will set the foundation for "gas stations of the future." We build and operate Mobility Hubs to charge and organize e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds, at little or no cost to cities thanks to an on-Hub advertising screen. Swiftmile's infrastructure is driving battery and charging standardization for the global micromobility sector, with Hubs across North America and Europe. Swiftmile is based in San Carlos, CA. For the latest updates and information on Swiftmile, visit swiftmile.com
APCOA and REEF announce exciting new urban mobility hubs collaboration across 1,500 locations in UK & Ireland
APCOA and REEF are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership which will allow the parties to jointly turn existing locations into distribution and logistics centres for greener, more efficient last-mile deliveries.
The deal supports APCOA's vast network of 1,500 locations across UK & Ireland to maximise value and utilisation for their clients and is a great opportunity for APCOA to deliver further innovative and technology led solutions as part of its Urban Mobility Hub strategy.
The type of new applications REEF will deploy includes its REEF Kitchens, on-demand food and retail services, vertical farms, and MFC (Micro-Fulfilment-Centres).
By working together, APCOA and REEF will positively shape the future of UK towns and cities, turning them into more sustainable and inclusive centres of community and opportunity.
Kim Challis, APCOA's Regional Managing Director for UK & Ireland said: "This collaboration with REEF makes the most of both organisations' innovative and technology-focused strengths. It also provides a wide range of opportunities for the further expansion of APCOA's Urban Mobility Hubs to deliver sustainable solutions and benefits to our clients, customers who use the car parks and to the local communities."
"We're thrilled to be partnering with APCOA to expand our customer reach and re-think the way urban space like car parks are used," said Serdar Erden, EU COO for REEF Technology. "We look forward to partnering together long into the future to bring the best goods services and experiences to more neighbourhoods."
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About APCOA PARKING Group APCOA PARKING Group is Europe's leading parking services operator with 50 years' experience operating in 13 countries. APCOA is transforming its car parks into Urban Hubs, providing the physical and digital infrastructure for mobility, logistics, electric vehicle charging, and technology-based services. Customers benefit from innovative and convenient experiences provided by APCOA and its trusted partners which use the car parks to deliver their services. This approach helps reduce emissions in cities by decreasing the volume of traffic for logistic operations and customers searching for parking. By connecting parking, mobility and services for urban life, APCOA is positioned to be an integral part of the digital and physical urban ecosystem.
About REEF REEF transforms urban spaces into community hubs that bring the best goods, services, and experiences to the neighbourhood. With an ecosystem of 5,000 locations, over 200 brand partnerships and a team of over 18,000 people, REEF is the largest operator of delivery restaurants and parking real estate in North America. Backed by visionary investors such as Softbank and Mubadala REEF is expanding globally and aims to be the world's neighbourhood company. By connecting the world to your block, we're making the place you live, the place you love to be.