Bromsgrove to offer free EV taxi driving on GeniePoint network

Bromsgrove to offer free EV taxi driving on GeniePoint network


Engie has announced a partnership with Bromsgrove District Council to install GeniePoint rapid EV charge points in the region. These units will also be free to use for the area’s taxi and private hire vehicles.

Plans are to install thirteen 50+ kW charge points as part of Bromsgrove’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicles Strategy, with first installations due to start soon. All charge points are expected to be live by the end of 2020.

Bromsgrove District Council won funding from the Ultra Low Emission Taxi Infrastructure Scheme to support charge point installation. As part of the work, EV taxi drivers will have free access to the units for the first year, a discount of 75% for years 2-5, and 50% for the following five years.

All charge points will be pay-as-you-go, with access available via contactless credit or debit cards. Drivers will pay 28p per kWh – should they not qualify as taxi/private hire operators.

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, Engie EV Solutions, said: “Bromsgrove District Council are successfully putting together a clean transport strategy to provide critical services to enable drivers to make the change to zero carbon transport.

“Making reliable, easy to use and familiar EV charging facilities available to drivers in their own communities, encourages take up and results in cleaner air quality across the district. Our GeniePoint network is nationwide so once registered, drivers can always find a charger wherever their journey takes them across the country.”

As the charge points go live, they will appear on Zap-Map since GeniePoint is a dynamic data partner. Find the units on the desktop map or app.

Image courtesy of Geniepoint/Bromsgrove Standard