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Morrisons supports EV adoption with GeniePoint rapid chargers

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Morrisons will become the latest supermarket chain to promote the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) with a charge point specialist set to drive the installation of infrastructure at its UK stores.

ChargePoint Services, owner and operator of the GeniePoint Network, has announced a green transport energy roll-out plan with Morrisons supermarkets to provide rapid EV charging nationwide and will now install 100 rapid chargers by the end of the year.

Morrisons will provide customers with 50 to 100kW rapid chargers, enabling customers to shop in store whilst their electric vehicle refuels in around 20 minutes.

This news follows the Tesco and Volkswagen partnership to deliver 2,400 EV charge points to the supermarket's carparks in 2018.

ChargePoint Services’ managing director, Alex Bamberg, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Morrisons, an organisation that is putting into practice its publicised sustainability and customer service strategies.

"By offering another useful local service, customers are provided with choice for grocery, café and comfort stops, and green vehicle refuelling. Whether they are local residents or a longer distance traveller, Morrisons are supporting drivers making the change to clean transport technology”.

The first GeniePoint Network chargers at Morrisons will be up and running by the end of April 2019, and 100 are expected to be installed by the end of 2019.

Morrisons’ senior buying manager for fuel and services, Andrew Ball, said. “Customers have told us that they want popular and useful services in our stores and we are continuing to listen and respond to that feedback.

“We recently passed a landmark having introduced over one thousand new and diverse service points to our stores including: parcel collection, holiday money, barbers, car buying and clothes recycling.

"We are pleased to be working with ChargePoint Services to introduce the GeniePoint Network - electric car chargers to this family of services”.

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