ChargeUp will deliver five dozen charging stations to regional depots to parcel carrier PPL CZ and connect them to the ChargeUp CPO management system. The application and ChargeUp charging cards will be used for charging authorization for drivers.
PPL CZ plans to build its own charging infrastructure for its electrified fleet, which will be supplied and installed by ChargeUp in cooperation with the Spanish manufacturer of charging stations Circontrol. There are currently five dozen charging stations. "The first stage of the project will cover 15 regional depots and we are pleased that PPL CZ has chosen the ChargeUp solution. Our big competitive advantage was a comprehensive offer, a team of experienced people and flexibility," says Radim Kašpárek, Production Director of ChargeUp. The next phase of expansion and construction of the charging infrastructure in the other depots of PPL CZ is planned for the next three years.
The delivery also includes project preparation and documentation, provision of cable distribution, high and low current and installation of the charging stations themselves. The charging stations will be connected to the ChargeUp CPO control system, with which PPL CZ will manage and monitor the stations remotely. At depots where there is a problem with reserved electricity capacity, so-called Dynamic Load Management will be installed to distribute the available power between active charging points. Through the smart ChargeUp ESP mobile application and RFID cards, PPL CZ drivers will be able to authorize and start charging their electric vehicles, not only in their own network, but also at hundreds of charging stations in the Czech Republic and abroad.
"Reducing our carbon footprint is an integral part of our strategy, which is why, among other things, we are constantly expanding our electrified fleet and equipping depots with sustainable elements. The own charging network is key to the smooth delivery of parcels in an ecological way. Thanks to the comprehensive ChargeUp solution and related professional services, our drivers will have their electric vans reliably charged every morning, and our customers can therefore look forward to the same quality services with a lower carbon footprint," says David Voznička, operations director of PPL CZ.
ChargeUp provides cutting-edge solutions in the field of electric vehicle charging. It covers complex turnkey deliveries incl. design, projection, delivery and installation of cutting-edge charging stations, a back-end system for their management, application for end-users and the possibility of charging for public charging and related services such as maintenance and service of charging stations, 24/7 customer support and more. ChargeUp proudly supports the development of the electric car industry in Europe and thus contributes to improving the environment for all. ChargeUp is part of the renowned international software company Unicorn.
About PPL CZ
PPL CZ is part of the DHL eCommerce Solutions division and represents a leading provider of transport services for companies and entrepreneurs. However, it also offers services for private individuals with the “Parcel for you” service. The company employs almost 1,000 workers and 2,000 drivers. It has 24 depots, two transfer stations and an extensive network of delivery and delivery points - PPL Parcelshops and Parcelboxes. DHL eCommerce Solutions is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, a leading global postal and logistics company. The group connects people and markets and enables global trading. DPDHL Group employs approximately 550,000 people in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, making it one of the largest private employers in the world.