EV ECO Park™

Innovative approach to achieving carbon neutrality and sustainable community

Automated Parking Facility for Ultra-compact Electric Vehicles - EV ECO Park

Photo of "EV ECO Park™" at Kochi Head Office

The feature of the EV ECO Park system is that while keeping the functions of the ECO Park™ - space-saving, high-capacity designs, and speed of delivery , charging function has been added.

The EV ECO Park will contribute to carbon neutrality by solving the shortages of parking spaces and charging facilities, which is an issue for the adoption increase of the ultra-compact electric vehicles.

Amid the growing attention to Smart Cities, Super City, and SDGs initiatives that solve social and urban issues, EV ECO Park can be utilised in a variety of ways for the development of the forefront communities to achieve a sustainable future.

Ultra-compact EV introduced in August 2021

Compact and high-capacity design

The EV ECO Park is a cylindrical shape with a diameter of 9.5m and a height of 15m. The occupation area is approximately 80m2 and accommodates 40 vehicles (8 cars per layer × 5 layers).

If to park 40 ultra-compact EVs at a typical flat parking lot*, it will require about 400 square meters of land. However, the EV ECO Park accounts for only about one-fifth of this.

Even in locations where it is difficult to secure a large lot of land, a high-capacity parking lot can be developed, and land can be used effectively.

*Space of flat parking lot is calculated on based on car compartment with a width of 2m and a length of 3m, layout of car lane and the location of charging facility.

Speedy Drop-off and retrieval

The average drop-off time is only 18.9 seconds (shortest 15.5s), and the average retrieval time is 19.7 seconds (shortest 17.2s). The operation time is even much faster than the ECO Park™ (average 32-second retrieval time).

The highly efficient operation time achieves less waiting times, and does not require constructing a large waiting space at the parking lot.

During drop-off and retrieval

Park and charge

The standard specification is 200V, but the specification can also be changed to 100V.

How to charge the ultra-compact EV inside the EV ECO Park

Excellent efficiency and environmental friendliness

The number of parts used to build the EV ECO Park has been reduced to one-fourth compared to the standard ECO Park, and the mechanical structure has been simplified.

This reduces the cost and time required to produce and maintain materials, as well as the risk of breakdown. It also reduces the environmental impact of CO2 generated by manufacturing and disposal.

Underground/Aboveground model available. External appearance can be freely laid out.

Depending on the site location and conditions, underground model and aboveground model can be selected. Underground model creates a space on the ground and aboveground model, which the exterior appearance can be freely laid out, can be an "attractive parking lot" to the site.

Aboveground model

Underground model

EV ECO Park™ × Ultra-compact EV - new community development

Through cooperation with services such as car sharing, delivery, medical care, nursing care, and tourism, GIKEN will realise comfortable and safe community, and contribute to carbon neutral.


Capacity40 Vehicles (8 vehicles per layer × 5 layers)
Vehicle specification available for parkingLength:2,500 mm, Width:1,300 mm, Height:1,600 mm, Vehicle weight 750 kg or less
Average Vehicle Delivery Time19.7 Sec.
MechanismElevator (Rotating)
Operation MethodIC Card and IC tag attached to EV