Papilio3 is a pop-up mini solar
car park and EV charging hub

Deploy up to 12 charge points in one go in less than 24 hours.

Papilio3, developed by 3ti, will boost the roll out of EV charging infrastructure and help to decarbonise the transport sector.

Papilio3 is a pop up mini solar car park and EV charging hub

Deploy up to 12 charge points in one go for customers and employees in less than 24 hours.

Papilio3, developed by 3ti, will boost the roll out of EV charging infrastructure and help to decarbonise the transport sector.

Key Facts

Tomorrow's EV charge points today

Papilio3 is a pop-up mini solar car park and electric vehicle charging hub, developed by 3ti, to boost the roll out of EV charging infrastructure and decarbonise the transport sector.

By combining local mains power with solar panels, a battery and EV charge points, businesses can rapidly deploy up to 12 charge points in one go, across workplace and destination car parks such as at the office, at retail outlets, travel hubs or leisure facilities.

Built in the UK and installed at sites in less than 24 hours, it requires minimal ground works, no new grid connection and in most cases, no planning permission.

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We are ChargeSafe accredited

We are proud to be the first solar car park operator to have signed up to ChargeSafe, an independent UK body dedicated to improving the safety and accessibility of electric vehicle drivers whilst using the public EV charging infrastructure.  

The 63-point standard was developed following extensive research work with leading mobility charity, Motability.

The first inspection of Papilio3, our pop-up mini solar car park and EV charging hub, received an excellent rating of 4.09 out of 5.

Where will your customers and employees charge their EVs?

To reduce carbon emissions and meet 2030 & 2050 net zero targets, there is an urgent need for a rapid roll out of EV charge points.

With around half of UK households unable to charge at home, destination and workplace solar car parks are a cost-effective, sustainable way of providing low carbon electricity and charging infrastructure to support the switch to EVs.

Workplace & destination EV charging

Papilio3 allows EV drivers to “charge where they stop” rather than having to “stop to charge”.

Papilio3 is the EV charge point solution for a wide range of  workplace and destination car parks, such as offices, retail outlets and leisure facilities.

Organisations can give employees, customers and guests easy access to multiple EV charge points, providing quick, reliable, low cost, low carbon charging.

What do EV drivers think of Papilio3?

“I love that the Papilio3 is partly powered by renewable energy – this is the future of EV charging and should be installed in all company car parks.”

 

– D. Siebert, SiSaf Ltd

 

Read more on our testimonials page:

Reasons To Choose Papilio3

Quick & Easy Installation

Delivered to site & installed within 24 hours. Minimal site works, no new grid connection & no planning permission in most locations.

Reduce Carbon Emissions

Keep pace with the energy transition & provide EV drivers with cleaner, more accessible charge points, supporting the global transition to net-zero.

Flexible Rental Options

Available to rent from 3ti, Papilio3 is a simple, cost-effective solution to EV charging. Long-term support with short-term commitment.

Safety & Convenience

12 fast EV charge points at 7, 11 or 22kW in one go, under a waterproof shelter with integrated lighting & CCTV.

Brand Visibility

Made in the UK, available in a range of sizes & roof designs, with customer branding and advertising options.

Low Cost Energy

Smart charging & intelligent electrical load management system ensures reliable access to low cost, low carbon energy.

Construction & Configurations

In keeping with its sustainable credentials, Papilio3 is constructed around a recycled shipping container, in a choice of sizes, configurations and roof designs. It provides up to 12 EV charge points at 7, 11 or 22 kilowatts and battery storage of up to 250 kilowatt hours.     

Papilio3 can be finished to include customer branding and advertising.

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Organisations are under pressure to become EV ready

Papilio3  has been developed as a rapidly deployable, “pop-up” mini solar car park and EV charging hub to fast-track access to the benefits of solar car parks. 

How Papilio3 Works

Papilio3, uses solar energy generated from its canopy together with local mains electricity, which is stored in a battery to optimise existing electrical infrastructure.

Intelligent load management and phase balancing ensures Papilio3 provides the fastest most carbon efficient and cost-effective charge for up to 12 EVs at a time.

Drivers can charge account free, using contactless payment cards, or via the website, app or 3ti access card. They can also select a tariff based on how fast or how clean their vehicle will be charged.

Papilio3 is designed to be upgradable in-situ or exchanged for more advanced units, as technologies and user needs evolve.

Key Facts

Papilio3 hosted by the University of Surrey at its Research Park

As a local business 3ti is aware of the innovative work at the University of Surrey and its operation of the Research Park – it is the perfect location to host Papilio3.

The world’s first pop-up mini solar car park and electric vehicle charging hub, deployable in only 24 hours, has been installed at the Surrey Research Park, Guildford, home to over 200 innovative businesses, from newly formed start-ups to global corporates such as Airbus and BAE Systems.

Owned by the University of Surrey, the Research Park businesses employ over 4,500 staff and was the preferred location choice due to the Park’s client base, its growing cluster of companies working on sustainability and the deep links with the University of Surrey.

Ready to get started?

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Step 1: Register

Interested in renting Papilio3 to provide fast access to 12 EV charge points? Register your interest and we’ll be in touch.

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Step 2: Delivery

Take delivery of Papilio3. We’ll have your pop-up mini solar car park in position and ready to charge EVs within 24 hours.

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Step 3: EV Ready

Access to EV charge points under a waterproof solar canopy with integrated LED lighting & CCTV for a safe, clean, reliable charging experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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3ti Energy Hubs

3ti is the UK’s leading designer, installer, funder and operator of Solar Car Parks (SCPs).  3ti has a unique three technology (“3t”) approach to generating renewable energy from car parks. 

Solar energy from car parks is a low cost, low carbon and innovative way to power buildings and EV chargers, enabling customers to generate their own renewable energy and work towards achieving net zero emissions. 

Having delivered some of the UK’s largest and most innovative large scale solar car parks, the team at 3ti understands that the EV charging landscape is still evolving, and businesses need a simple, cost-effective solution with long-term support and short-term commitment.

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