Morrisons is installing the nation’s largest network of electric charging points for electric vehicles, allowing customers to charge most EVs from flat to full in 45 minutes. Morrisons has unveiled its first 50 GeniePoint rapid charging points at stores nationwide, with a further 50 planned by 2020. The rapid chargers will charge an electric car six times quicker than standard charging points. It enables customers to fill their car up even during a short shopping trip, with a 20-30 minute charge giving up to 100 miles of travel range.
The GeniePoint charging points have been located around the perimeter of the car parks. The majority of the electricity will come from ENGIE EV (Electric Vehicle) Solutions. which buys from zero-carbon energy sources like hydroelectricity, biomass, bio-gas, wind and solar. Customers can register to use the GeniePoint chargers via the free web app www.geniepoint.co.uk There is no monthly fee and drivers only pay for the electricity they use at 30p per kW hour.