Parking management firm APCOA has entered into a new partnership with POD Point, a manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, which will see charging units installed in airport car parks, as well as other locations, throughout the UK. The agreement has already seen 15 POD Point units installed at London Heathrow Airport and Birmingham’s Broadway Plaza retail center.
Erik Fairbairn, CEO of POD Point, said, “This partnership agreement has the potential to be a game-changer for the EV industry in the UK, and not only in volume.
“Working with APCOA means access to EV will be granted to a huge section of the population at various touchpoints in their daily life as well as putting a measure in place to generate footfall in retail centers and provide added services that encourage customer retention for businesses.
“Our mission is to have a POD Point everywhere people park for an hour or more and today’s announcement means we are a step closer to making that vision a reality.”
Kim Challis, regional managing director for UK and Ireland, APCOA, said, “At APCOA we’re passionate about sustainable travel and the future of electric vehicles. I’m proud to be em-barking on this exciting new partnership with POD Point.
“APCOA is the parking provider of choice to hundreds of organizations across the UK and Ireland, and our broad network will open up EV chargers to new motorists and support the wider take-up of electric vehicles.”