The EV charging hub opened to the public on the 7th July – providing accessible charging facilities for drivers and the convenience of recharging as they shop
Part of the GeniePoint network, the hub consists of 14 chargers
The hub includes two 300kW chargers, which are the fastest chargers on the GeniePoint network, offering the networks shortest ever charging times
EQUANS has launched its first GeniePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging hub, as part of the new Morrisons lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton. Available for use by anyone in the local area or those visiting the store, the hub offers customers the convenience of recharging as they shop.
Whilst utilising the charging hub, customers can make the most of the other facilities provided by Morrisons including shopping for ranges of local produce, enjoying hot & cold food or grabbing a coffee at the Market Kitchen and making use of the indoor and outdoor seating areas.
The hub opened to the public on 7th July and includes a total of 14 charge points, ranging from 7kW to 300kW, all powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
All of the chargers are part of the GeniePoint network and are accessible via contactless payment, the GeniePoint app and RFID card - offering multiple ways to access to suit driver convenience. The hub includes four 7kW Alfens, four 22kW Alfens, two 75kW Alpitronics, two 150kW Alpitronics and two 300kW Alpitronics. The 300kW charger is now the fastest charger on the GeniePoint network, delivering a 0 per cent to 80 per cent charge in as little as eight minutes.
Dee Humphries, Director of EV Solutions at EQUANS UK & Ireland said: “We’re delighted to have opened our first GeniePoint EV charging hub at Morrisons new lower environmental impact store. The ultra-rapid chargers will provide a fast and convenient charging experience, to keep drivers on the move.
“Supermarkets play a key role in the uptake of electric vehicle use by offering convenient charging, helping to make the transition to EV easier - ultimately supporting the UK’s goals to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The charging hub contributes to this objective – providing drivers with access to rapid charging facilities in a key location.
“This hub is a significant milestone for GeniePoint and our relationship with Morrisons, providing a testament for our commitments to accelerate EV adoption across the UK – by providing quick and convenient charging for everyone.”
EQUANS has been working in partnership with Morrisons since 2019 to make EV charging more accessible for drivers across the UK. A significant milestone was recently achieved through the partnership, with over half of Morrisons stores now having GeniePoint EV chargers.
In total, there are currently over 250 GeniePoint EV charge points at Morrisons stores across the UK. The majority of chargers are 50kWh rapid charge points, meaning that customers can typically expect their EV to reach an 80 per cent charge within 45 minutes – which is up to six times quicker than standard charging points used by other supermarkets.
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