ChargePoint Services has installed 10 new EV charge points at MediaCityUK in Manchester, as part of the GeniePoint network. It completes the first phase of improving EV charging infrastructure at locations operated by Peel Land – the development company behind MediaCityUK.
The new fast units can charge at up to 22 kW, and are available on the second floor of the complex’s multi-storey car park.
With around 7,500 people living and working in MediaCityUK – which has firms such as the BBC, ITV, and Kellogg’s based there – the charge points are likely to be well used.
Simon Wilson, Energy Development Manager for Peel Land and Property said: “Peel Energy is committed to cutting carbon emissions and since transport is one of the main emitters of carbon, we believe that electric vehicles are key to meeting the national target of reducing emissions by at least 3% a year to meet the 2050 goal of an 80% reduction of 1990 carbon emissions.
“We hope this infrastructure will help support the uptake of electric vehicles by making it easy and convenient for people to make the switch.”
Stephen Wild, Managing Director of MediaCityUK said: “As the first sustainable community in the world as awarded by BREEAM in 2011, we are delighted that we have been able to expand our charging points with the GeniePoint Network. We want our visitors, employees and residents to feel confident that they have a convenient and easily accessible charging service available to them at MediaCityUK.”
All of the points can be accessed using an RFID card or the GeniePoint web app, and can be found on Zap-Map desktop and app by using the network filters. Since GeniePoint is a dynamic data partner, live status updates are available for Zap-Map users, to see if the point is available, in use, or out of service.