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Deal to roll-out EV charge points on UK fuel forecourts signed

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ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group have signed a partnership deal for the roll-out of electric vehicle (EV) charging across UK forecourts.

Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which is the second largest independent forecourt operator in the UK, with 413 stations, will host the 50kW plus rapid chargers at its sites nationwide which operate under the BP, Shell, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

The chargers will become part of ChargePoint Services’s existing GeniePoint Network, run and managed by their world-class GeniePoint Platform. 

Alex Bamberg, managing director of ChargePoint Services, said.  “Electric Vehicle Charging is now a critical public service, and we are on target to provide the most reliable, widespread rapid charging facilities across the UK for drivers of electric vehicles, backed up by our excellent, continuous customer care program.”

ChargePoint Services’ GeniePoint Network is the most robust, reliable rapid charging network in the UK, its high level of functionality enables continuous monitoring of all the chargers on the network to ensure maximum uptime for drivers.

Jeremy Clarke, MFG’s chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted to be extending our fuel offer to customers. The growth of the electric and hybrid vehicle market is an important part of the fuel mix going forward.  MFG is determined to be at the forefront of this technology, satisfying this growing demand.”

                                                                                        

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  • The 'back end' guy - 01/09/2017 12:07

    I still don't understand some of the backward thinking that goes on in relation to the changing automotive landscape. Fuel station forecourts are busy places at the best of times - I presume Mr Clarke expects people to park up for half an hour, on the forecourt, whilst their car charges up? And then other users queue in the hope that the car on the charging point has been there 25 minutes and might be leaving soon. After all, if your battery is that low that you need a charge, it's not like you're going anywhere soon! These charging 'stations' need to be away from the current network - they're just not compatible.

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  • Amigawolf - 01/09/2017 16:40

    The black end guy This is typical of a petrol car mentality, Electric is not petrol and as such can be charged for most journeys at home, a convenience that is not open to petrol cars. Most electric cars will be charged at home and have a full tank (so to speak) every morning, again unlike a petrol car. Electric is not perfect, but it is the future, and issues such as range battery life, and charging infrastructure are all problems that are well on their way to being solved. The day of the internal combustion engine is coming to an end, good riddance.

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