A new partnership between the UK’s fastest growing parking technology provider YourParkingSpace and EVBox, one of the world’s leading EV charging solutions companies, is set to revolutionise how and where motorists can charge their electric vehicle.
In a unique move for the UK market, it will ultimately see the roll-out of pre-bookable EV park and charge points across the country, including at locations in the retail and hospitality sectors, meaning 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, and is set to 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 the YourParkingSpace app.
Harrison Woods, CEO at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, 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, 108,205 battery electric vehicles and 66,877 plug-in hybrids were sold in the UK in 2020 alone, up 185 per cent and 91 per cent respectively on the year before.
Harrison added: “As electric vehicle sales rise rapidly the need for parking with electric vehicle 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.”
EVBox is one of the world’s leading EV charging station companies, with more than 200,000 charge points installed around the world across 70 countries, spanning domestic, commercial, and rapid public chargers.
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.”