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ChargePoint Services acquires Hampshire and Cornwall EV charging networks

ChargePoint Services has completed its purchase of SSE’s interest in the electric vehicle charging networks across Hampshire and Cornwall.

ChargePoint’s Genie Platform had previously provided the back office management behind the network of 51 chargers since the network's inception.

The GeniePoint Network charges users by kWh rather than time.

Its live maps provide information on availability, status and pricing for every charger on the network, and can notify a driver already using a charger that there are other drivers waiting to charge.

Any compatible RFID card can be registered as an access card, including London’s Oyster Card, as well as other EV network cards.

For those who haven’t registered, the emergency SMS feature means a charge can be activated just to keep them moving.

Alex Bamberg, managing director of ChargePoint Services, said.  “We are very pleased to be able to announce this acquisition, this hugely supports our mission to continue to expand the GeniePoint Network making it the most accessible & reliable EV charging facility in the UK.”

Across Hampshire and Cornwall, there are currently 23 tri header 50kW rapid chargers and 28 twin socket fast chargers, ChargePoint aims to expand these numbers providing additional chargers for drivers at multiple sites across the counties.

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