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GeniePoint charging network rolls out in Home Counties

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New PAYG rapid chargers are being deployed across the Home Counties as part of ongoing UK expansion of the GeniePoint network.

Waverley Borough Council’s councillors said the new chargepoints should give residents and businesses the confidence to invest in EVs

The 50kW+ chargers are being deployed in Waverley Borough Council-owned central car parks within Farnham, Haslemere, Godalming and Cranleigh, and will be open for use by taxi and courier drivers as well as the general public.

Councillor Andrew Bolton, Portfolio Holder for Environment at Waverley Borough Council, said: “One of the council’s ambitions is to help provide clean and safe neighbourhoods by using innovation and technology to reduce the impact on the environment. Compared to neighbouring counties, we have one of the fastest growth rates in terms of residents’ take-up of pure electric and hybrid vehicles. These rapid chargers will encourage more EVs, attract visitors and provide a valuable resource for local residents.”

The latest additions bring the Genie network of rapid chargers, run by ChargePoint Services, to a total of nearly 200 around the UK.

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, commented: “We are in an extremely exciting time within both the motoring and energy markets, with the anticipation of new models of pure electric vehicles being launched over the coming 12-24 months offering longer range and reduced charging times. We continue our collective rollout of 50kW+ GeniePoint rapid charging at premium locations across the UK, offering a premium service to support the intensifying demand for electric vehicle charging across the UK road infrastructure.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.