Apcoa, which manages 1.8 million parking spaces in 13 countries, has signed a partnership supply agreement with Ctek which will see its Chargestorm Connected units fast charging EVs at up to 22kW in Apcoa car parks in the UK.

There is already EV charging available in many of the UK car parks Apcoa manages, with more than 1,000 charge points installed and a further 300+ in the pipeline for this year. They are in car parks servicing destinations including rail, health, education, hospitality, retail, local government and airports.

Apcoa’s first installations of Ctek charge points have just gone into car parks owned by Hillingdon Council in West London. Apcoa is also installing Ctek charge points at 37 of the railway station car parks it runs for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

Ctek’s new Chargestorm Connected 3 (CC3) charge point meets the ISO15118 standard so is primed for the next wave of EV charging innovation. It is designed to smoothly interact with Apcoa’s friction-free approach to the parking, payment and charging experience for drivers.

CC3 is Ctek’s most advanced charge point to date which is ready for the next era of EV adoption including ‘plug & charge’ automatic vehicle identification. It supports the latest OCPP 2.0.1 standard (Open Charge Point Protocol) for interoperability and communication.

Designed both for ease of installation and ease of use, CC3’s robust anti-tamper enclosure and advanced cyber security features, plus its dual socket options and up to 22kW charging, make it ideally suited to multiple charge point installations at car parks.

Apcoa won three prestigious EV awards in 2023: EV Champion of the Year at the British Parking Awards; EV Charging Award at the CiTTi Awards; and Partnership of the Year for the Apcoa and Network Rail EV Partnership at the National Sustainability Awards. And Ctek won the Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year at the UK’s E-Mobility Awards 2023.