Electric charging provider Swiftmile has announced a partnership with parking operator APCOA to bring micromobility charging to parking garages in Stuttgart.
Swiftmile and APCOA launched four charging stations at APCOA parking garages throughout the city on Tuesday, with plans to expand to more than 10 locations this autumn.
Stuttgart is serving as a “showcase city” for APCOA’s new “Urban Hubs” – parking garages built for multimodal travel and last-mile logistics.
“There are emerging opportunities around the globe to repurpose car parking infrastructure for the new era of urban transport, and we’re honored to partner with APCOA to lead this trend in Germany,” said Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche.
“These strategically-placed Swiftmile stations will help grow sustainable modeshare in Stuttgart, and we’re eager to continue this work across other APCOA markets.”
APCOA CEO Philippe Op de Beeck added: “The digital and on-demand economy, especially in the field of mobility and logistics, needs a physical basis and a smart and flexible infrastructure.
“With more than 11,000 sites we have created Europe’s largest network of digitally connected car parks. Our hubs combine parking with logistics and technology services, shared mobility platforms and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. We are excited to welcome Swiftmile as a partner in our locations.”
Micromobility operator TIER has agreed to recharge its 1,500-strong e-scooter fleet in Stuttgart at the new stations as part of a growing collaboration between the three firms.
“The innovative charging stations from Swiftmile are another element in the development of a decentralised charging network in Stuttgart,” said. Anna Lauffer, Regional Manager Southern Germany at TIER.
“Thanks to the cooperation with APCOA and Swiftmile at the Urban Hubs, we can enable a convenient switch from cars to e-scooters for the last mile.”
In June, Swiftmile partnered with Shell Brands International AG to fold micromobility charging into Shell’s portfolio of electric vehicle charging services.