Morrisons to install GeniePoint rapid chargers

Morrisons to install GeniePoint rapid chargers


Morrisons has agreed a deal with ChargePoint Services to install the network’s rapid chargers at its supermarkets nationwide.

Rapid units will be able to charge at speeds of between 50-100 kW – depending on the site – and customers will be able to recharge while they shop.

The first chargers are due to go online before the end of April, and 100 are expected to have been installed at Morrisons car parks by the end of 2019.

Morrisons points will be added to the GeniePoint network, which is operated by ChargePoint Services, with no subscription fees, and a pay-as-you-go access set-up.

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.”

Other supermarkets have already agreed deals to add charge points to supermarket car parks, though most are currently fast public chargers. Pod Point is working with Tesco and VW to roll-out rapid points at stores, and already provides Lidl customers with rapid EV charging services at a number of sites.