4.8.2021Morrisons EV charging partnership at major milestone
Supermarket chain Morrisons and national electric vehicle (EV) charging network GeniePoint have reached a major milestone thanks to their EV charging partnership. So far, the partnership has enabled customers to save 2,000 tonnes of carbon and has dispensed 2,500 megawatt hours of energy – enough to power a vehicle around the planet 350 times.
There are currently over 200 GeniePoint charge points at Morrisons stores across the UK. Each EV charging point is available for use by customers, offering convenient recharging as they shop at any Morrisons store. EV drivers can locate the charge points along the most popular driving routes in the UK, stretching from Redruth in Cornwall to Amble in the North East of England.
“Reaching such key milestones with our ongoing partnership with Morrisons is a huge achievement and evidences both the continued growth within the EV market and the strength of the relationship between our two businesses,” said Dee Humphries, Managing Director of EV Solutions at EQUANS UK & Ireland.
As part of the ongoing partnership, a roll out of rapid GeniePoint charging facilities at Morrisons stores in Scotland has now begun.
“The continued expansion of the GeniePoint network with Morrisons will provide even more customers with access to rapid charging facilities in key locations," Humphries continued.
"Supermarkets play a key role in the uptake of electric vehicle use by offering convenient charging, helping to make the transition to EV easier. This will ultimately support the UK’s goals to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
GeniePoint chargers at Morrisons are 50kW rapid charge points, meaning customers can typically expect their EV to reach an 80% charge within 45 minutes.
“We know customers don’t want to spend hours waiting for their cars to charge, which is why we’ve made the decision to install the next generation of rapid chargers. It’s important that we continue to offer our customers the convenience of charging their EVs as they shop or eat with us,” said Andrew Ball, Fuel & Services Manager of Morrisons.