Centrica and NCP to trial EV ‘charge park’ for professional drivers

Centrica and NCP to trial EV ‘charge park’ for professional drivers

The UK’s leading energy supplier and the UK’s number one car park operator will focus on the challenge of making charging more convenient, creating potential ways of charging commercial fleets and taxis in public spaces.

The first pilot ‘charge park’ is expected in the new year, with the two companies promising to examine how to combine leisure services and technology to make charging less onerous. NCP manages over 500 sites and has over 150,000 parking spaces.

Centrica is committed to helping drive EV enablement and has recently expanded its digital service, Local Heroes, to offer homeowners electric vehicle (EV) charging installations while Centrica Business Solutions has launched a package of solutions for large businesses that includes new solar and battery storage facilities to help meet increased onsite power demand.

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About NCP

  • NCP is the UK’s leading provider of car parking for customers across the country. The business manages over 500 sites and has over 150,000 parking spaces, from city centres to commuter sites to airports across the land.
  • The business sees over 3.9 million cars pass through its car parks every month.
  • NCP is also bringing innovation to the car parking sector, making parking more convenient and simpler with a range of products and services to include Gateway solution, NCP ParkPass, Season Tickets, cashless and mobile payment options car parks and much more.
  • As of August 2017, NCP is owned by Park24, a major parking operator and listed Japanese company, and Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), a Japanese government-owned financial institution.

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