ChargePoint Services has announced that it has placed an order with French electric vehicle hardware supplier EVTronic for fifty rapid chargers as part of the expansion of its ‘GeniePoint’ UK charging network.
The first of these rapid chargers is due for delivery by the end of August and will be connected to the GeniePoint Network for use by EV drivers registered to use the scheme.
Over the next three months, the chargers will be installed at key locations nationwide, expanding the GeniePoint Network to incorporate another £1m of Rapid Charging hardware.
Alex Bamberg, managing director of ChargePoint Services Ltd, said: “Electric Vehicle charging is now a critical public service. With battery technology constantly being developed to improve capacity and reduce re-charging time, the driving range of vehicles is increasing dramatically. To support this accelerating progress, EV charging equipment must incorporate the latest technologies, as well as being extremely reliable for public use.
“For the expansion of our GeniePoint Network, we have chosen EVTronic chargers due to their unique energy storage capability and robust reliability, their high level of functionality and total integration with our GeniePoint Platform. This will ensure drivers using the GeniePoint Network get the best possible user experience when recharging their vehicle.â€?
According to ChargePoint Services the EVTronic charger offers smart energy storage – when there is no or slow charging, the charger automatically stores electricity, then delivers it when a vehicle is connected for a rapid charging session.
Vincent Beudin, vice president of business development at EVTronic, said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with ChargePoint Services in the UK, their GeniePoint Platform back office system integrates perfectly with our chargers to provide world-class, integrated functionality capable of providing rapid charging to the electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.â€?