A new partnership between YourParkingSpace, the UK’s fastest-growing parking technology provider, and EVBox, one of the world’s leading electric vehicle charging solutions companies, is set to revolutionise how and where motorists can charge their electric vehicles.
The partnership will create pre-bookable electric car park and charge points across the country. This will include locations in the retail and hospitality sectors, so motorists know that a charge point will be available when they arrive.
The partnership follows a successful trial at the Holiday Inn Express Bicester operated by Atlas Hotels. The idea looks like it will drive YourParkingSpace’s ambition of ensuring that UK motorists are never more than 20 minutes away from an available charge point, which can be booked and paid for in advance through their app.
Harrison Woods, YourParkingSpace CEO, said: “Utilising our industry-leading technology YourParkingSpace is turning parking assets into connected mobility hubs. This partnership with EVBox is hugely exciting, enabling us to rapidly scale the deployment of charging stations for electric vehicles, scooters and other emerging micro-mobility services.”
According to figures from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), 108,205 battery electric vehicles and 66,877 plug-in hybrids were sold in the UK in 2020 alone. This is up 185 percent and 91 percent respectively over 2019. With growth expected to continue at a rapid rate over the coming years, partnerships like this are essential to making life easier for zero-emission drivers.
Harrison added: “As electric vehicle sales rise rapidly the need for parking with charge points is essential. As a result of this ground-breaking partnership, we’re rolling out 200 charge points across the UK’s largest Holiday Inn Express franchise, Atlas Hotels, alongside a further 3,000 charge points for our comparable clients across the UK over the next 18 months.”
Jonathan Goose, EVBox Group Regional Director UK & Ireland, said: “As emobility continues to rapidly rise in the UK, the revolutionary partnership between YourParkingSpace and EVBox Group will address the growing demand for accessibility and availability of EV charging ports, while creating a new era of commercial charging in the UK.”