CTEK and APCOA Partner to Revolutionize EV Charging in UK Car Parks

EV Charging

Our Innovative CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 Units to Power APCOA's UK Car Parks 

We at CTEK, a global leader in vehicle charging solutions, are thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with APCOA, Europe’s foremost provider of parking solutions. This collaboration aims to significantly enhance electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the UK by installing our state-of-the-art CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 (CC3) units in APCOA-managed car parks. 


Expanding EV Charging Capabilities 

APCOA manages a vast network of 1.8 million parking spaces across 13 countries. By integrating our advanced charging technology, we aim to cater to the growing demand for reliable and efficient EV charging solutions. This partnership is set to deploy fast-charging units capable of delivering up to 22kW of power, significantly boosting the EV charging capacity in key locations throughout the UK. 

Currently, APCOA car parks in the UK feature over 1000 EV charge points, with an additional 300+ installations planned for this year. These charge points serve a variety of crucial destinations including rail stations, hospitals, educational institutions, hospitality venues, retail centers, local government sites, and airports. 

The initial implementation phase includes installations in car parks managed by Hillingdon Council in West London and 37 railway station car parks operated by APCOA for Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). 


Our CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3: The Future of EV Charging 

Our CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 (CC3) represents the forefront of EV charging technology. The CC3 units are designed to meet the ISO15118 standard, making them ready for the next wave of EV charging innovations. Key features of the CC3 include: 

  • Dual 22kW Charging: Capable of delivering up to 22kW of power, the CC3 units provide fast and efficient charging for EVs. 

  • ‘Plug & Charge’ Technology: Automatic vehicle identification simplifies the charging process, enhancing user convenience. 

  • OCPP 2.0.1 Compliance: Supporting the latest Open Charge Point Protocol ensures interoperability and seamless communication with various systems. 

  • Robust Design: Featuring a tamper-proof enclosure and advanced cybersecurity measures, the CC3 units are built for durability and security. 

  • Ease of Installation and Use: Designed for straightforward installation and user-friendly operation, making them ideal for large-scale deployments. 


Driving Towards a Greener Future 

Nathan Courts, our Key Account Manager in the UK, commented on the partnership: "We are excited to collaborate with APCOA, the leading name in UK car park management. This agreement perfectly aligns with our mission to provide reliable and intelligent destination charging solutions for a greener future. Our CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 units are designed to seamlessly integrate with APCOA’s friction-free parking and charging experience, setting a new standard for EV infrastructure." 

Kim Challis, APCOA’s Regional Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, expressed her enthusiasm: "This partnership with CTEK allows us to offer our clients the latest in EV charging technology and functionality, paired with APCOA’s exceptional customer and operational management services." 

Daniel Forsberg, our Marketing Manager EVSE, added: "By partnering with APCOA, we can significantly expand our footprint in providing cutting-edge EV charging solutions across the UK. The installation of our advanced CHARGESTORM CONNECTED 3 units is a major step towards a more sustainable future, making EV charging more accessible and efficient nationwide." 


Recognized Excellence 

Both companies have been recognized for their contributions to sustainable mobility. APCOA won several prestigious awards in 2023, including the EV Champion of the Year at the British Parking Awards, the EV Charging Award at the CiTTi Awards, and the Partnership of the Year for their collaboration with Network Rail at the National Sustainability Awards. We were honored as the Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Manufacturer of the Year at the UK’s E-Mobility Awards 2023. 


For more information on how we support the transition to EV charging, visit ctek.com. 
For media enquiries, please contact: 

Daniel Forsberg, Marketing Manager EVSE 
Email: daniel.forsberg@ctek.com 
Michelle Clark 
Email: ukpress@apcoa.com 


Read the full press release here (PDF)