ChargePoint Services has placed an order with French EV hardware supplier EVTronic for 50 rapid chargers as part of the continuing expansion of the GeniePoint Network across the UK.
The first of these rapid chargers is due for delivery by the end of August and will be connected to the GeniePoint Network for use by EV drivers registered on the GeniePoint Network.
Over the next three months, the chargers will be installed at key locations, expanding the GeniePoint Network to incorporate another £1m of rapid charging hardware.
Alex Bamberg, managing director of ChargePoint Services, said: “Electric vehicle charging is now a critical public service.
“With battery technology constantly being developed to improve capacity and reduce recharging time, the driving range of vehicles is increasing dramatically.
“To support this accelerating progress, EV charging equipment must incorporate the latest technologies, as well as being extremely reliable for public use.
“For the expansion of our GeniePoint Network, we have chosen EVTronic chargers due to their unique energy storage capability and robust reliability, their high level of functionality and total integration with our GeniePoint Platform.”
The EVTronic charger offers Smart energy storage – when there is no or slow charging, the charger automatically stores electricity, then delivers it when a vehicle is connected for a rapid charging session.