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ChargePoint Services installs 10 connected chargers at MediaCityUK in Manchester

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ChargePoint Services has installed 10 electric vehicle chargers at MediaCityUK in Manchester as part of a project to connect Peel Land and Property's developments to the nationwide GeniePoint Network.

MediaCityUK, situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, is home to the BBC, ITV, Kellogg’s, Ericsson and the University of Salford, as well as more than 250 smaller businesses.

The installation of GeniePoint Network electric vehicle chargers will increase the capacity to accommodate electric vehicle drivers visiting or based in the destination.

Alex Bamberg, managing director of ChargePoint Services, said: “Electric vehicle charging is now a critical service across the UK, EV drivers are demanding reliable, convenient charging for work, leisure and home.

"MediaCityUK is providing vital support to the businesses on site by offering the latest EV charging facilities at their workplace.”

With more than 10,000 car parking spaces across the Peel portfolio, demand for electric vehicle charging will continue to grow across many of its developments in the UK.

Simon Wilson, energy development manager for Peel Land and Property, said: “Peel Energy is committed to cutting carbon emissions and since transport is one of the main emitters of carbon, we believe that electric vehicles are key to meeting the national target of reducing emissions by at least 3% a year to meet the 2050 goal of an 80% reduction of 1990 carbon emissions.

"We hope this infrastructure will help support the uptake of electric vehicles by making it easy and convenient for people to make the switch.”

Drivers can use an RFID card or the GeniePoint Network mobile web app, to securely access the 10 22kW fast chargers which are situated on the second floor of the multi storey car park within the site.

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