Pilot Group Brings EV Charging To Exchange Quay

Electric vehicle charging points

Pilot Group Brings Electrical Vehicle Charging Solutions To Exchange Quay

Who: Exchange Quay

Where: Manchester, UK

Challenge: Provide an electrical vehicle charging solution to office tenants who use the multi-storey car park

Solution: Installation of five PG EV Plus+ units, a commercial floor mounted pedestal dual-socket charger

Key Benefits:

  • Tap and go solution – EV drivers can pay for charging sessions with contact/contactless and swipe using a credit/debit card, as well as an e-wallet
  • Touchscreen offers advertising revenue opportunities
  • Overstay parking meter function
  • Installation included crash protection using stop wheels, parking bay marking and signage
  • Enhance CSR and encourage EV adoption

Pilot Group, who are continuing to support cities and businesses across the UK and Ireland in the race to become carbon neutral, have delivered Electrical Vehicle Charge Point solutions to Exchange Quay in Manchester.

Exchange Quay is one of the North West’s most high-profile office schemes, providing world-class offices to rent in Salford Quays with a Grade A specification. The business approached Pilot Group to find an Electrical Vehicle charging solution for their office tenants who use the multi-storey car park.

Following a site visit to understand Exchange Quay’s requirements, Pilot Group provided a full EV Charging solution for the car park which included the delivery of 10 EV parking bays.

The installation included five PG EV Plus+ units, a commercial floor mounted pedestal dual-socket charger. Using the integrated payment terminal, EV drivers can pay for charging sessions with contact/contactless and swipe using a credit/debit card, as well as e-wallet, making the user experience as easy and simple as possible with a tap and go.

The Plus+, which features a touchscreen, also offers the opportunity for charging revenue, parking revenue and advertising revenue to be made.

In Exchange Quay’s solution, advertising and overstay charging features were included that will provide a payback on their Capex invested in just three years.

The installation also included crash protection using stop wheels, parking bay marking and signage.

Paula Tidmarsh, Estate Manager at Exchange Quay, said: “From start to finish the service provided by Pilot Group was excellent.  We wanted a solution to our lack of Electrical Vehicle charge points and Pilot Group delivered this solution.

“We’re extremely excited to be offering EV charge points to our tenants and we hope that they are taken advantage of, or they inspire some customers to take advantage of them.”

Archie MacPherson, Managing Director at Pilot Group said: “At Pilot Group we are passionate about sustainability and preserving our natural environment, that is why we look for sustainability in all our solutions.

“We were delighted when we introduced Electric Vehicle Charge Points to our vast portfolio and as an EV driver myself I’m acutely aware of the limited infrastructure currently in place.

“We’ve been on a mission to promote and encourage the implementation of electrical charging infrastructure to enable the adaptation to a cleaner electric vehicle future.

“Working with Exchange Quay to provide them with Electric Vehicle Charge Points has been a pleasure and we’re thrilled that the installation has given their tenants an EV option moving forward.”

Pilot Group EV Plus charging point
Contactless payment on Pilot Group EV charger

Pilot Group EV offer a full turnkey solution including supply of Charge Points and Charge Point Management System (CPMS) alongside a support, installation and maintenance service.

Pilot Group are the first to offer an option of an open and closed-loop payment system in AC charging devices via a point of sales device on the unit. By adding cashless transaction technology, operators can provide consumers with a more convenient way to pay including, Credit Card, Debit Card and E-Wallet payment solutions. E-Wallet includes both Apple Pay and Google Pay. The closed-loop solution offers absolute convenience to customers, residents, employees, and students by allowing payment via prepaid RFID cards.

Click here for more information on Pilot Group EV charging.