oyster

ChargePoint Services have today announced the completion of their purchase of SSE’s interest in the EV charging networks across Hampshire & Cornwall.

ChargePoint’s – Genie Platform has provided the back office management behind the network of 51 chargers since the networks inception, however, the timing of the acquisition means users will benefit hugely from the newest features currently being launched on the GeniePoint Network.

The GeniePoint Network offers extremely fair pricing, drivers are charged by kWh rather than time, unlike other EV charging networks, users only pay for the energy they use. Its Live Maps provide information on availability, status and pricing for every charger on the network, and can notify a driver already using a charger that there are other drivers waiting to charge.

Any compatible RFID card can be registered as an access card, including London’s Oyster Card, as well as other EV network cards, so access is easy.  For those who haven’t yet registered, the emergency SMS feature means a charge can be activated just to keep them moving.

Alex Bamberg, Managing Director, ChargePoint Services Ltd, said.  “We are very pleased to be able to announce this acquisition, this hugely supports our mission to continue to expand the GeniePoint Network making it the most accessible & reliable EV charging facility in the UK.”

Across the two areas of Hampshire & Cornwall, there are currently 23 tri header 50kW rapid chargers and 28 twin socket fast chargers, ChargePoint aims to swiftly expand these numbers providing additional chargers for drivers at multiple sites across the counties.