The World of Hospitality Issue 41 2021 - Page 28


YourParkingSpace teams up with EVBox to spark EV park and charge revolution for UK motorists

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 micromobility 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 .”
For more information about YourParkingSpace . co . uk visit www . yourparkingspace . co . uk , while for EVBox visit https :// evbox . com / uk-en /
WEBSITE : www . evbox . com