BMW and MINI drivers can look forward to an enhanced public EV charging experience thanks to Parkopedia

London, UK / Munich, Germany – On Wednesday, 15 May 2024, Parkopedia announced an expansion of its partnership with BMW Group to provide EV drivers with additional EV Point of Interest (POI) data. This new functionality, made available through detailed Point of Interest (POI) data provided by Parkopedia, includes photos and ratings to assist EV drivers in assessing which charging locations are most suitable for their needs.

The new service, which is part of Parkopedia’s ongoing efforts to increase market coverage, is now available in Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg, in addition to the previously covered countries of Germany, France, Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. With further coverage being continually added, the service will soon be expanded to new markets, addressing global driver demand for an improved EV charging process.

According to the 2023 Parkopedia Global Driver Survey, more than 90% of EV drivers feel anxious about charging, with 60% considering charging information accuracy as “very important” or “extremely important”. Furthermore, 77% of drivers would prefer to drive a vehicle that provides information about public EV charging and enables them to navigate directly to specific charging locations. In response to this demand, Parkopedia is continuously working to provide the most accurate and complete information on public charging locations, in order to simplify daily use or the transition to EVs.

Hans Puvogel, Parkopedia COO, commented on the new features, saying, “We recognise the charging anxiety facing EV drivers today when searching for suitable charging locations and we are pleased to offer new functionality to simplify the charging process.” He added, “This new service with BMW Group demonstrates Parkopedia’s commitment to improving the charging experience for EV drivers.”

Puvogel went on to explain that the new service will be combined with verified driver reviews for charging locations in order to deliver the highest quality and most up-to-date information possible when deciding where to charge. Parkopedia is honoured to partner with BMW Group on this service, which showcases the company’s dedication to its drivers and to an electric future.

About ParkopediaParkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by automakers, organizations, and millions of drivers around the world. The company helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuel, and tolls across 90 countries. Additionally, Parkopedia is developing highly detailed indoor maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to available parking spaces and EV chargers. For more information, please visit business.parkopedia.com.

Media Contact:Adam CallandMarketing DirectorT: +44(0)7838219129E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com