Bp Pulse, a rapid and ultra-fast public electric vehicle (EV) charging network provider in the UK, and APCOA Parking Group, which offers tailored parking solutions, have signed an agreement to deliver more than 100 EV fast charging hubs across Europe.
The deal should see Bp Pulse implement ultra-fast EV chargers at APCOA car parks in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK during the next three years to support the expansion of its urban charging network and increase the availability of e-mobility infrastructure throughout Europe.
This project aligns with APCOA’s wider ambitions to convert its car parks into ‘urban hubs’ that provide infrastructure for mobility, logistics and technology services.
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.”
The two companies hope to provide more convenient customer journeys through digital integration of the Bp Pulse and APCOA Connect app in the UK and APCOA Flow app in Europe. This will allow customers to book and pay for charging and park from their phones and support automatic entry and exit from car parks.
In Q3 of 2023, two such hubs offering ultra-fast charging are expected to open in Berlin and Bremen in Germany. They will reportedly have capacity for six cars and be operation 24/7 and run by Aral Pulse, Bp’s German brand.
“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,” said Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO, APCOA.
“Doing so, we are providing customers added services in our locations and make a relevant contribution to the transformation of individual mobility.”
Other hub amenities could include free Wi-Fi, a driver lounge with food and drink and restrooms.