MFG to install GeniePoint chargers on forecourts

The Motor Fuel Group (MFG) and partner company ChargePoint Services have jointly signed a deal for the roll-out of GeniePoint forecourt electric vehicle (EV) charging across its UK network.

MFG is the second largest independent forecourt operator in the UK with 413 stations. MFG said that the proposed roll out is “the first of its kind in the electric vehicle charging market”.

MFG will host the 50kW plus rapid chargers at its sites nationwide which operate under the BP, Shell, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

The charging points will be part of the ChargePoint Services existing GeniePoint Network that is run and managed through the GeniePoint platform.

Alex Bamberg, managing director, 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 claims that the GeniePoint Network is the most robust, reliable rapid charging network in the UK. It further claims that its high level of functionality enables continuous monitoring of all of the chargers on the network, ensuring maximum uptime for customers.

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.”

For EV drivers (and delivery firms) this will mean that they should carry the GeniePoint card as well as a number of other charging membership cards in their wallet. For all the hype from EV charging point networks, EV users still need to go through a membership application process before they even hit the road to use them and can only rarely use a credit or debit card to charge up.
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