Following the successful launch of EV charge points at Chippenham station in September, Network Rail and APCOA have now rolled out a further 50 EV charge points across station car parks.
The move will bring just under 600 units across the Network Rail parking estate. This latest move will see APCOA’s end-to-end service supply 22KW eBox professional units from Compleo, installation by Amco Giffen, and the linking of customer payment options via APCOA Connect.
To support the additional power requirement, a new electrical substation has been supplied and installed to upgrade the existing supply at Llandudno.
All 600 EV points across the Network Rail estate are backed up and supported by APCOA’s 24-hour UK-based customer support team, including a 24-hour inbound customer contact line and remote support and monitoring system, it said.
Kim Challis, Regional Managing Director UK&I and Group ESG Director of APCOA, said: “We are delighted to work closely with Network Rail and Compleo in order to deliver convenient, reliable charging and parking services to even more customers and demonstrate our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
Hamish Kiernan, Commercial Director, Property at Network Rail, said: “EV provision is central to our sustainability strategy, and with consumers increasingly embracing electric vehicles it’s vital we can offer this service to passengers and local residents. We look forward to expanding the EV charging solution to 7 more key locations by the end of January 2024 to further enhance the customer experience.”