Customers visiting Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Argos, Next, Aldi, and M&S can now access Engenie’s rapid charge points without the need for membership or subscription. Engenie’s rapid chargers operate on a simple contactless payment method, which makes charging an EV much more user-friendly for the millions of motorists who are yet to make the switch.
The chargers, powered by 100% renewable energy, are compatible with every EV on the market today and provide 80 miles of charge in as little as 30 minutes.
Engenie, one of the UK’s largest rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, has announced a major retail partnership with real estate specialists, Brookhouse Group, to install rapid EV charging at ten retail sites across the UK. The partnership, the largest of its kind in the UK, is already opening up rapid destination charging to customers visiting major retail brands such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Argos, Next, Aldi, and M&S millions of times per year.
Annually, over 18 million vehicles typically visit Brookhouse’s retail sites across the UK. EV adoption is accelerating as the 2035 deadline for the ban on new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles approaches, meaning a significant proportion of these will be electric in the near future. On-site rapid EV charging services are already operational at seven sites:
• Meteor Shopping Park, Bournemouth
• Canal Road, Bradford
• Manchester Road Shopping Park, Stockport
• Queens Shopping Park, Preston
• Parsonage Retail Park, Leigh
• Barnfield Retail Park, Chichester
• Alexandra Retail Park, Oldham
Further sites to be completed by the end of the year are:
• North Quay Retail Park, Lowestoft
• Cables Shopping Park, Prescot
• Hamilton Shopping Park, Hamilton
Engenie covers all costs associated with installing and servicing the rapid charging points, eliminating financial risk. The full rollout will see a total of 17 Engenie rapid chargers installed across ten sites throughout the UK. Seven charging sites, hosting a total of 13 rapid chargers, are already open to the public, with the remaining three sites expected to be completed before the end of the year. Each site is powered by 100% renewable energy and the partnership will prevent an estimated 16 tonnes of harmful NOx from polluting UK roads, and over 20 thousand tonnes of CO2 emissions.