Integrated Parking Solution Benefits Electric Vehicles

The solution will enable electric car drivers to make just one payment for their parking and to charge their electric vehicle.

Leading provider of parking solutions, Zeag, will be unveiling its new integrated solution for electric car charging and parking at Intertraffic this year (Hall 2 Stand 204).

The eZEcharge system does away with the need for two separate payments for parking and charging making for a more convenient parking experience for electric car drivers.

Zeag identified the problem and developed a software solution and an integrated charge and payment point for use in car parks. The system, which will be available to car park owners and operators world wide, accepts all payment methods.

According to Zeag, eZEcharge should appeal in particular local authorities, who are looking to generate revenue but also reduce carbon emissions.

David Jones, chief marketing officer of the Zeag Group, said: “Local authorities can use the system to expand their charging bays and encourage use of electric vehicles by making it easier to park and charge.”

In addition, the system has the capacity for variable charging; as drivers can pay for their parking and charging at the same time in one single transaction, car park operators can offer competitive charging, discounting parking for example, if drivers are charging their vehicles at the same time.

Jones commented: “On the street charging bays are becoming increasingly common, but they are not so easy to find in car parks. The eZEcharge system will enable car park operators to offer a better, more convenient service to drivers of electric vehicles, benefitting driver, car park operator – and the environment.”

Zeag is a leading, specialist provider of parking solutions to the public and private sector, worldwide.

It was established in 1996, is headquartered in Switzerland and has offices in the UK, South Africa, Canada and the USA with more than 20 distribution and service partners globally.

Zeag provides a range of solutions to meet all parking needs, from a small car park to a city wide networked environment. The organisation provides all the necessary software, hardware and peripherals to fully equip a car park, with software which integrates easily with operators’ existing systems. Zeag’s service encompasses consultancy and design at the outset to installation and ongoing support for the lifetime of the system. The company provides comprehensive and robust after sales support and service, both on site and via remote diagnostics.

The organisation’s ongoing research and development process regularly brings innovative, new solutions to the market. Its customer friendly ORION XR range features contemporary design and intelligent software for medium to large facilities; it is also future proofed for wave and pay technology. The new ZEAG ORION Xbit has been developed for smaller enterprises who want an uncomplicated and affordable parking solution. Zeag’s systems accept a vast range of payment methods including coins, notes and credit cards.

Zeag works with: local authorities; hospitals; hotels; supermarkets; shopping centres; universities; offices and factories; the transport industry; car park operators and the security, facilities management and construction industries. Clients include: Westfield; Brookfield; APCOA; NCP; National Express; The Mall Group and Lisbon, Copenhagen, Chicago and Minneapolis airports. Zeag is a member of the British Parking Association and European Parking Association.