Equans has launched its first GeniePoint EV charging hub at the new Morrisons lower environmental impact store in Little Clacton, Essex.
The hub includes a total of 14 charge points, including four 7kW Alfens, four 22kW Alfens, two 75kW Alpitronics, two 150kW Alpitronics and two 300kW Alpitronics, all powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.
All of the chargers are part of the GeniePoint network and are accessible via contactless payment, the GeniePoint app and RFID card.
They are available for use by anyone in the local area or those visiting the store.
The 300kW charger is now the fastest charger on the GeniePoint network, delivering a 0 to 80% charge in eight minutes.
Equans has been working in partnership with Morrisons since 2019 and more than half of Morrisons stores now have GeniePoint EV chargers.
In total, there are currently about 250 GeniePoint EV charge points at Morrisons stores across the UK, the majority being 50kWh rapid charge points.
Dee Humphries, Director of EV Solutions at Equans UK & Ireland said, “The ultra-rapid chargers will provide a fast and convenient charging experience, to keep drivers on the move.
“Supermarkets play a key role in the uptake of electric vehicle use by offering convenient charging, helping to make the transition to EV easier – ultimately supporting the UK’s goals to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“The charging hub contributes to this objective – providing drivers with access to rapid charging facilities in a key location.
“This hub is a significant milestone for GeniePoint and our relationship with Morrisons, providing a testament for our commitments to accelerate EV adoption across the UK – by providing quick and convenient charging for everyone.”