EV charging

Electric vehicles (EVs) need to park just as petrol and diesel fuelled cars do. The difference is that some motorists want to recharge their car's batteries while parking.

The EV not only occupies a parking space, but it may also occupy an EV charging point even when it is fully charged. Offering seamless parking means allowing our customers to leave their car where it is parked even though it is fully charged. This creates an operational as well as a commercial challenge as we need to have ample EV charging points available for our electric vehicle motorists.

A completely different challenge we face is that of calculating and allocating the carbon footprint of EV charging to the right GHG Protocol scope. For more information please refer to our Climate Change Mitigation section.

We continue to work with our selected CPOs in all the countries in which we operate. The agreements we made in 2022 include providing transparent information regarding the energy consumed by the EV charging points we operate and the associated carbon footprint. We can now report on these two important data points separately from our overall energy use and carbon footprint.


We continue to expand the number of EV charging points at the most relevant Q-Park locations for our electric vehicle motorists. The total number of EV charging points available is now 4,114 (2022: 2,831), an increase of 45%. The total number of EV charging points we operate is now 2,996 (1,664 in 2022) an increase of 80%.

With our EV charging points we have facilitated about 50 million zero-emission kilometres1, using a very general average of 5 kilometres per kWh.

Chart 13 Total EV charging points

We now have 283 parking facilities offering EV charging (2022: 235) an increase of 20%.

Chart 14 Parking facilities offering EV charging

  1. The kilometres per kWh is a measure of the distance an EV is averaging for each kWh of energy from its battery. Some efficient EVs might manage a higher performance and some larger EV models can be lower, but we work with a very general average of 5 kilometers per kWh.