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ChargePoint Services and MFG add 21 new rapid chargers to network

GeniePoint rapid charger

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) have worked together to add 21 new electric vehicle rapid charger points to the GeniePoint network in the last month.

ChargePoint Services operates the GeniePoint network in the UK and MFG is an independent forecourt operator in the UK with over 900 stations under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

ChargePoint Services is ramping up its roll out of rapid chargers at fuel stations in the UK with the goal of having 150 50kW+ charger locations by early 2019.

The company said 850 new drivers signed up to use the GeniePoint charging network in October and it is seeing growth of around 10% every month.

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, said.  “We have accelerated our installation rate to meet driver demand, electric vehicles sales rose by over 30% in October 2018, and we expect this to continue to rise.”

Andy Edwards, MFG’s group infrastructure director, said:  “We now expect to hit our target 150 installations and look forward to growing this figure across our entire network.”

Fuel providers are all ramping up investments in EV infrastructure with BP recently announcing a £25m investment in technology. The fuel giant has said it will start rolling out ultra-fast charge points across its network of almost 1,300 service stations from the beginning of next year.

BP acquired Chargemaster earlier this year to help with its EV charging network plans.

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