Rapid Charging Station Plan from Morrisons
Supermarket giant unveils plans to install its first 50 charging points.
Morrisons has announced plans to install 50 GeniePoint charging points in select stores nationwide. The power will be supplied mostly by Engie, which buys from renewable sources like wind and solar farms.
The points will be placed around the edge of the car parks, to avoid usage from non-electric car drivers. Users will need to sign up to GeniePoint to use the chargers, which is free, and then only pay for what they use, which is charged at 30p per kW hour.
Later in the year, Morrisons will add a further 50 charging points to various stores around the country.
Andrew Ball, fuel and services manager of Morrisons, said: "Customers are beginning to take part in the biggest revolution in car design since the internal combustion engine was first developed. We need to follow them and give them the opportunity to charge while they shop."
Alex Bamberg, managing director, Engie EV (Electric Vehicle) Solutions, the owner of the GeniePoint Network, said: “Providing convenient, fast charging facilities is essential in ensuring drivers have the confidence to switch to electric vehicles and reduce traffic pollution.
“Morrisons supermarkets are ideally situated in communities as drivers go about their day to day activities, and will make an important contribution as we build the most reliable rapid charging network nationwide.”