EV charging network company Engenie has announced a new partnership that will see EV charging networks installed at ten major retail sites across the UK.
The partnership with real estate company Brookhouse Group will mean that retail stores such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Argos, Next, Aldi and M&S have readily available rapid EV charging for its customers.
Annually, over 18 million vehicles visit Brookhouse’s retail sites across the UK, by offering on-site EV charging Brookhouse has said they are supporting the growing number of EV drivers and bringing an added incentive for customers to choose their sites.
The full rollout will see a total of 17 chargers installed across ten sites. Each site will be powered by 100% renewable energy which is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 thousand tonnes and prevent an estimated 16 tonnes of nitrogen oxide (NOX) from polluting the roads.
Engenie will cover all costs associated with installing and servicing the chargers and customers can use the chargers without a membership, simply paying with a contactless payment.
Mike Nuttall, property director at Brookhouse said: ‘The way we travel is changing like never before and already we are seeing a wholesale shift towards electric mobility.
‘Customers will expect to be able to charge their vehicles wherever they shop, and our tenants will expect us to provide the infrastructure which enables them to do so. Engenie’s convenient, easy to use and rapid chargers provide the perfect solution to attract the rapidly growing number of EV driving customers to our sites.’
Patrick Sherriff business development director at Engenie said: ‘By ‘grabbing the grid’ and securing vital connections for rapid EV chargers before its competitors, Brookhouse is staying ahead of the curve, and positioning its sites as the go-to shopping destinations for EV drivers.
‘What’s more, our partnership is further proliferating easy-to-use charging infrastructure across the UK, enabling thousands of customers to top up their vehicles while they shop at their favourite retail outlets with the simple tap of a smartphone or contactless card.’
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