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MFG and ChargePoint Services to install 200 rapid forecourt chargers

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) are rolling out rapid chargers across the GeniePoint Network and expect to have 200 by the end of 2018.

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) aim to have 200 rapid chargers by end-2018

ChargePoint Services and Motor Fuel Group (MFG) aim to have 200 rapid chargers by end-2018

14 new tri-connector rapid chargers have already been installed at MFG forecourts – who operate 439 forecourts across the UK – with driver usage on the rise, the company said. A further 20 are being installed this January, followed by 25 due in February and a total of 60 expected by the end of Q1 2018.

The companies say their partnership will provide the largest non-motorway rapid charger facility in the country, above the recently rolled out Shell Recharge scheme and Chargemaster’s Polar network, which recently introduced multi-user accounts for fleets.

The new rapid chargers are connected to ChargePoint Services’ GeniePoint Network, which aims to ensure they are each monitored for maximum uptime.

Jeremy Clarke, MFG’s chief operating officer, said: “Our forecourt development programme includes the installation of some 200 EV charging points by the end of 2018. The programme is now building up momentum and we look forward to giving our customers increased access to this important new fuel.”

Alex Bamberg, managing director, ChargePoint Services, said, “From commuters to taxi-drivers, fleet operators and independent owners, at key forecourt locations ChargePoint Services & MFG are providing a new critical service supporting the change to electric transport for Government initiatives, manufacturer product direction and consumer demand.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.