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Morrisons deploys rapid charging facilities nationwide

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Morrisons is tying up with the GeniePoint charging network to deploy rapid electric vehicle charging across its sites, nationwide.

Morrisons is expected to have 100 GeniePoint rapid chargers running by the end of the year

The agreement with GeniePoint owner ChargePoint Services will see its 50-100kW highest specification rapid chargers deployed; the first ones will be in place by the end of next month while 100 are expected to be installed by the end of 2019. Drivers can sign up to the GeniePoint network for free, with no monthly fee; drivers just pay for what they use.

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, 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 deal comes four months after Tesco announced that it was teaming up with Volkswagen and Pod Point to fit more than 2,400 charging bays at some 600 stores over the next three years.

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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.