Engenie has announced a new partnership with M7 Real Estate to install rapid EV chargers across all of M7’s out of town retail warehouses.
Engenie’s business development director Patrick Sherriff said: “Installing convenient, accessible and easy-to-use EV charging points across M7’s UK portfolio will put the customer at the heart of the EV transition.
“At the same time, the 100% renewable energy powering the chargers and the positive impact on local air quality fits with both M7 and Engenie’s long-term commitments to improving our environmental impact.”
The news marks a milestone in M7’s long-term environmental strategy to future proof its portfolio and optimise performance across all of its locations.
M7’s head of UK real estate John Murnaghan said: “As the number of retail warehouse assets under our management continues to grow, so too has the demand from our customers for this technology.
“This partnership presents a compelling opportunity to help future proof our retail park portfolio as well as enhancing the performance of these assets and consumer choice on site.”
The announcement comes hot on the heels of Engenie’s successful bid to secure investment from Investec which will see its UK-wide network grow to 1,500 rapid chargers by 2021.
The majority of the 16 rapid chargers are expected to be installed at M7’s locations in time for Christmas this year.
Sherriff said: “Partnering with M7 to offer their customers rapid EV charging is a significant step towards our aim to build a public charging network spanning the whole of the UK.
"M7’s retail parks are a perfect fit for our rapid chargers, giving EV drivers the convenience of re-fuelling whilst they shop and eat."