ChargePoint Services has placed a £1-million ($1.3 million) order with French EV hardware supplier EVTronic for fifty rapid chargers to expand its GeniePoint Network in the UK. The first of the new chargers is due for delivery by the end of August, and the rest will be installed over the next three months.
The EVTronic charger offers a smart energy storage feature that allows it to store electricity when there is no or slow charging, then deliver it when a vehicle is connected for a rapid charging session. It’s designed to be fully scalable in order to keep pace with ever-larger vehicle batteries.
Vincent Beudin, VP Business Development EVTronic, said, “ChargePoint Services’s GeniePoint Platform back-office system integrates perfectly with our chargers to provide integrated functionality capable of providing rapid charging to the electric vehicles of today and tomorrow.”
“Electric vehicle charging is now a critical public service,” said ChargePoint Services Managing Director Alex Bamberg. “With battery technology constantly being developed to improve capacity and reduce recharging 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. 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.”
Source: ChargePoint Services